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Volume 8 - Issue 24 - November 20 - December 3, 2008 A river runs through... The Local's new office.

The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 24V

November 20 - December 3 , 2008


Photo Credit: Thomas Reuter

About the Cover


A river runs through the new office of The Local! 20 feet from The Local’s back office door, Brandon Brock enjoys fishing in the Yampa while basking in unseasonably warm late November weather. Brandon states that he originally moved to Steamboat one and a half years ago “to hunt Sasquatch,” but has since settled for a regular job as a server at Bistro CV. He now relegates his hunting activity to fish, having taken up the fly rod eight months ago. Looming in the background of the cover is a sparsely snowcovered Steamboat Ski Area beckoning the arrival of winter and more snow. But with more warm weather in the near forecast, it’s going to be a close call to get the ski area open on schedule on November 26. Last year the ski area was forced to open nine days late due to lack of snow, but then Mother Nature made up for it with the biggest snow year on record – over 450 inches! Let’s hope for a repeat performance. Over the past fortnight The Local relocated to a warehouse next to the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge. If you would like to stop by and enjoy a beautiful view and make a few casts and place an ad, feel free to come on by. We’re in the lower industrial half of Unit 1 in the new Riverfront Park industrial/residential development.

Volume 8 - Issue 24 - November 20 - December 3, 2008 A river runs through... The Local's new office. A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself. - Neils Bohr

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MEET THE LOCALS 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.

November 20 - December 3 , 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,

Chelsea Yepello - 'Scopes to Live By

Chelsea has been a Steamboat local since monkeys could walk on two feet and has been the Scope lady for five-ish years. She spends most of her time staring into the sun with the goal of eventually seeing through space and time, and is also the president of a not so secret society dedicated to whoever created the twisty tie. Chelsea is the only known survivor of the governmental experiment of ingesting Pop Rocks and soda at the same time. She hates bananas, raisins, root beer and peanut butter.

Michelle Dover - Get Lit

Michelle is an adoring explorer of words, ideas and stories. She shares a kindred spirit with Super Librarian and ardently assists in concealing her identity. As the Circulation Services Manager at Bud Werner Memorial Library and as the facilitator of the Bud Werner Library Book Club she freely enjoys talking books all day. Typically her columns have something to do with her latest book infatuations, except when she strays with ideas and the injustices of the world. She has five children, a dog Julie and a fish named Che. When she’s not reading, discussing books, and enjoying her family you’ll find her on her bike or skies.

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

Aimee Kimmey - Comic Stripper Born and raised in Evergreen, Colorado I moved to Steamboat in 1993. I fell in love with the Mountain, but I stayed for the community.  I love science fiction, hiking, biking, and screen writing.  The sheriff here is my husband Scott, aka my tech support and web designer.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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 and she'll make sure it's listed in The Local.

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.

God does not play dice. - Albert Einstein

The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 24V

November 20 - December 3 , 2008

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


PROPS!!! to Docs, Smooth Like KAT… If you go bowling, your cool!!!! Powder turns To Winning the Steamboat Connection Coupon Book free Vegas trip giveaway! To having Dinosaur park all to yourself

gripes construction Salons that charge an EXTRA $17 for a blow dry. Bridges that are finished but are still blocked off for some reason. From 8.23 Gripes: "Political telemaketing calls with no way to opt-out or unregister". Response: Au contraire... Did you know that almost all of political activity is based on what YOU have placed in the public record? YOU, as a diligent citizen, completely fill out your voter registration card...including your phone number! All you have to do is complete a change of address form at the County Clerk and Recorder's office. If by chance your address did not change...under old phone number place your number, under new phone number ...LEAVE IT BLANK!! From this point forward all requests for the county's voter files will not include your phone number!

Editor's Notes • Thomas Reuter


Over the past fortnight The Local has been moving up in the world. We have a spiffy new office in one of the new warehouses next to the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge. We also have a fancy new website with all kinds of bells and whistles that I haven’t had a chance to play with yet. (I’m sure there will be lots of adjustments and modifications that will need to be made to it over the next few issues, but we’ll get it dialed in. Please feel free to send along your comments and advice to point us in the right direction.) But the improvement that I am most excited about is the full vehicle advertising wrap that the good people at Bruin Signs designed,

who can miss the Dig This van or the Sit Means Sit van or the Cartridge World Subaru? But before you go accusing all of us of polluting the visual serenity of Steamboat’s quaint western charm, know this: the reason that you are seeing more and more of these four-wheeled, in-your-face advertising tools is because the Steamboat Sign Nazis have forced business owners to find a loophole in Steamboat’s sign code. If you are in business, then you already know about the Sign Nazis. For those of you that have not had the pleasure of dealing with them, basically it works like this: The City of Steamboat Springs has people who spend a great deal of time and energy regulating and

printed, and applied to The Local’s van. It was a little expensive, but it was well worth it. When you first see it, it’s like getting punched in the eyeballs – POW! But that’s the point right? Good advertising should be visible. That’s why The Local has made it affordable for everyone to have full-color ads in the newspaper. Color is our lover, baby! Now, when you notice The Local van driving around town (and you will notice it), some of you might say, “That’s obnoxious. That belongs on the Vegas Strip, not in Steamboat.” This is true, it is certainly obnoxious to have rolling billboards driving all over town. Everyone has seen My Wireless’ motorized army of loudly decorated vehicles. And

enforcing a labyrinthine maze of sign codes designed to beautify the city, but which, in effect, prohibit all but the most boring and unnoticeable of business signs. Ultimately, the Sign Nazis’ job is to deny most sign applications and to spend the rest of their time harassing business owners that try to draw extra attention to their businesses. The upside of all this is that Steamboat does not look like The Strip in Las Vegas. There are no giant blinking arrows directing you into businesses here, there are no flashing neon beer logos in bar windows, and there are no looming billboards along US 40. (Most of you probably know that the reason FM Lights has all those little billboards is because they’ve been grandfathered in. The 50s-

Unfortunately you must include a legal street address, which means you cannot prevent people like me from knocking on your door in order to get you to vote the right way!! your friendly neighborhood "community organizer" -Rich Levy

smidgens "Women are like parking spots, the good ones are taken and the free ones are handicapped." "Everyone needs to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer." "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid." "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else. " "I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out." "I'd explain it to you, but your brain would explode. " "You've got to be willing to die for something or you've lived for nothing." “Jordan still uses Hotmail? What a jerk.” “Dark chocolate is bitter and delicious, like life.” “The world didn’t jade Joe. Joe jaded Joe.” “If you don’t start in the morning, you can’t drink all day.”

Send your Props, Gripes & Smidgens to: or visit

God always takes the simplest way. - Albert Einstein

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

Editor's Notes • Thomas Reuter style Rabbit Ears sign was also grandfathered in – but the Sign Nazis did succeed in requiring the rabbit to stop blinking his neon eyes from side to side.) The rules also ensure that there is not a new El Rancho-style sign where Tequila’s is and when the Space Station needle is finally torn down, there won’t be a similar eyesore to take its place. But the downside of the Gestapo’s signage crackdown – and the problem with government regulation in general – is that it goes too far. Sandwich board signs are not allowed for advertising daily specials or sales. Window signs or decorations are prohibited. Banners cannot be put up without applying for temporary or provisional use permits weeks in advance. And sign application processes are confusing, tedious, and lengthy. Ultimately, Steambaot’s sign codes, though well-intentioned, lack common sense. And as a result, a great many business owners in Steamboat have been forced to find a loophole to increase their visibility. This is where vehicle wraps enter the equation. Because an automobile is regulated by state and federal highway standards, and since there are currently no sweeping

regulations regarding how you paint your automobile, they become a perfect instrument for decorating in a way that draws attention to your business. This is why you see more and more wrapped vehicles on the road in Steamboat every week. Speech and expression will always find an outlet. This is true for people, and it is true for businesses. And it is also true that government will always try to regulate these activities. No doubt The City of Steamboat Springs will figure out a way to ban (or at least heavily regulate) vehicle wraps in the not too distant future. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if City Council calls an emergency session as soon as they see Sweet Potato Lingerie’s SUV rolling around town when it’s finished (see their ad this issue for a hint). This is why you should exploit the loophole now. Get grandfathered in and join the ranks of such venerated iconic Steamboat eyesores as FM Lights, Rabbit Ears Motel, El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, the 7th St. Space Station and that ugly, dilapidated barn! Together we can become the next generation of gaudy locals that give this town character! Hey Sign Nazis, “Viva Le Resistánce!”

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. - Albert Einstein

The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 24V

November 20 - December 3 , 2008

green acres

Local Green Building! AngelaAshby EcoBroker With the daily news constantly barraging us with information about green building, green jobs, green living, green EVERYTHING, what does that mean to us on a local level? Who should you believe? What should you be doing to save the planet from imploding on itself? What is being done locally? What are you going to do about the rise in energy costs? How are you going to ensure that you can sustain yourself in the Yampa Valley so you can be pressing glass on powder days? If all of this makes you want to run down the core trail and drown yourself in the sulfer pool… hold off, take solace and take a breather. This column is dedicated to bringing you tangible nuggets on how you can make your home, condo or earthship a little more energy efficient. I’ll even bring in some technical advice from experts, educate you on healthy interiors and update you on the world of green as we know it here in the Yampa Valley. For some, green is so yesterday, green is the new black. For others, it doesn’t seem likely that we can do anything to change the course of nature. Whatever your stance, you will probably learn something new in this column. Don’t hesitate; you can save some money on your energy bills and live healthier in the place you live or work. You’ve probably been hearing the buzz about the newly drafted Green Building Program for Routt County and Steamboat Springs. (There’s that green word again!) If you’re sick of the word green, think about sustainability, maintaining, ecological balance or, my favorite, eco-friendly! If you are a builder or an agent, be a capitalist and think about marketability: 80% of buyers are looking for energy efficient design to reduce energy costs. Consider the fact that the green housing market is the only segment really growing right Einstein, stop telling God what to do! - Neils Bohr

now in the building industry. A study in January 2008 by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) reports that renewable energy and energy efficiency industries have generated approximately 8.5 million green collar jobs in the United States. That number could grow to as many as 40 million green collar jobs by 2030. Steamboat could have a piece of that and it would mean a more diverse economy for us. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to depend so much on tourism? So, here’s the skinny on the new Green Building Program. It goes up for adoption hearings before City Council and Routt County Commissioners before the end of the year. The recommendation is that it will be voluntary for the first year for new construction, in order to have proper education and outreach and so any kinks can be worked out in the plan. One of the primary components to this plan includes the ENERGY STAR performance pathway. In new construction, if a home gains this status it is like receiving a miles-per-gallon sticker for the home. These homes will be at least 20% more energy efficient than homes built to the standard codes. Another bonus to this certification is that the third party home energy rating (another topic for another day) can potentially increase its market value. The benefits of going through this type of certification far outweigh the upfront cost of having it done. The builder benefits, the suppliers benefit, the subcontractors benefit and homeowner because the home is simply better built for our climate. Stay tuned, watch for the joint meeting for the adoption hearings and check out the plan on (under Department of Planning and Community Development) and link to the Green Building Program. Educate yourself! Many other communities across Colorado have already adopted similar programs.

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

our story

The Great De p ression 1 9 2 0 - 1 9 4 0 : Part II Business in the ‘20s

Paul & EllenBonnifield The Local • Steamboat Springs For northwestern Colorado’s business community the 1920s opened with heavy winter storms and little future prospects. The middle years were a time of hope with solid gains in oil production. The last years were the brightest with hope and confidence. Albert Smart (Hayden 1874) and James Crawford (Steamboat Springs 1875), expected a railroad within five years. Smart gave up waiting, and Crawford waited more than 35 years. Immediately after arriving in Steamboat, the Denver Northwestern & Pacific Railroad went into receivership and was on the brink of abandonment. Without the reorganized Denver & Salt Lake Railroad business development in the Yampa Valley was nearly impossible. Three times the public rejected building a tunnel through the Front Range. The federal War Board rebuilt the line during World War I. The winter of 1919'20 had an unusually heavy snowfall and drifts blockaded the railroad for weeks preventing delivery of feed for livestock. All commerce ceased. The disastrous winter was followed by the postwar depression 1920'22. Throughout the war Oak Creek and Mt. Harris combined shipped 100 car loads of coal per day during peak production months. During the depression, the mines were lucky to average 15 car loads of coal per day. In 1919, livestock shipments were 3117 car loads. In 1922, the road handled 1366 car loads of livestock. In November 1921, McPhee & McGinnety sued the line. It was the first step in junking the railroad. The majority bondholders, Bankers Trust Co. of New York, asked the court to suspend operations. Most of the railroad investors were ready to give up. Realizing that without the railroad their businesses would fail, northwestern Colorado leaders

united in protest. Judge Samuel Johnson received and filed all petitions, but refused to forward them. The Bankers Trust finally agreed to allow the Denver and Salt Lake more time. Capitalizing on the deadly 1921 Arkansas River flood and the victims’ need for state financial assistance, William Evans, a railroad executive and political boss, forced the southern part of the state to accept district financing for construction of the Moffat Tunnel through to the Front Range. A tunnel district was formed and tax payers bonded themselves to pay for construction and maintenance. By October 13, 1923, surface development at the East Portal was completed and the tunnel was underground. Four years later the tunnel was completed. Before the tunnel was built, it took four engines sixteen hours to move twenty cars of coal from Tabernash to Toland. After the tunnel, three engines moved twenty cars between the points in about an hour. Operating costs of the line were cut in half. With assurance of dependable transportation, inventors began seriously to examine Moffat County’s oil reserves. This was not pioneer exploration. In 1923, several wells were drilled on the Hamilton and Morgan domes. The following April, 413 oil and gas permits were filed in Moffat County. In 1926 gas was discovered in the Hiawatha field and Texaco constructed an oil refinery at Craig. The oil boom only lasted two years but development work continued for the remainder of the decade. At this point in history it’s nearly impossible to understand the importance of the Moffat Tunnel to Yampa Valley residents. With the promise of new and continued prosperity Routt County built its new Courthouse. Investors took another look at the Tom Thumb Mine near Hahns Peak. New coal mines opened and a new

electric power station constructed at MacGregor. (Milner) The coal mining towns, Oak Creek and Mt. Harris, “the towns with a pay roll,” were the largest and most prosperous in the county. The new automobile tourist trade was keenly sought. Steamboat welcomed a JC Penney Store in 1929 although three years earlier there was a concerted effort to restrict chain stores. W.D.(Bill) Paxton of Oak Creek and Stanley Larson of Steamboat were operating trucking companies and getting enough business that the D&SL RR brought suit before the Public Utilities Commission. Through political moves, the promoters of Steamboat Springs were able to construct the highway over Rabbit Ears Pass and get it designated US 40, the Victory Highway. Before that Gore Pass was the primary route into the valley. With Rabbit Ears Pass, Steamboat benefited from the new auto tourist trade and South Routt was bypassed. Although Highway 40 was primarily dirt and not open for

travel from November through May, the Denver & Steamboat Stage Co. began daily bus service between Denver and Craig. In June, the Commercial Club learned that an air line was planning service between Denver and Salt Lake City. By the middle of July an airport was completed and two planes arrived from Rawlins, Wyoming. On the roof of the Steamboat Mercantile Co. a sign with 10 feet by 2 feet words and an arrow directed flights to the airport. It was hard to tell the airport from just any pasture. The future for northwestern Colorado’s commerce looked good in October 1929.

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. - Neils Bohr

The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 24V

November 20 - December 3 , 2008

do you see what I see?

When Nobody Seems Worried – Maybe Its Time to Start Worrying ScottFord The Local • Steamboat Springs In my last column I invited you to join me on a learning quest. The deal was that you would spend three to four minutes reading my column and I would do the research and explain how the current financial mess/crisis happened in noneconomic jargon. As a result we all get a wee-bit smarter. Here is a brief re-cap of my previous column. We learned that the value of the “world’s savings” as of January 1, 2000 was estimated at $36 trillion. In six years as a result of an explosion of growth in developing countries from China to Brazil the “world’s savings” had grown to $70 trillion. So to put this in perspective it took about six thousand years of economic activity to grow the “world savings” from zero to $36 trillion and only six years to almost double it. All this means is that there was a lot of money sloshing around in the world looking for a home. The investment managers that oversee the “world’s savings” are by nature very risk averse. This is money they cannot afford to lose. For this reason they look for very safe investments. One of the safest bonds in the world available to them was the 30-year US Treasury Bond. In 2003 the Treasury Department eliminated the 30 year bond and offered a 10 year bond paying an interest rate that was much lower than the 30 year bond had been paying. The “world’s savings” started looking for a new home and American entrepreneurial ingenuity went to work and created a smorgasbord of products to meet these investment managers’ demand for safety with return. One of the products they created was a mortgage backed security and that is the topic of this issue’s column. With the investment managers responsible for the “world’s savings” looking for a safe home and US Treasury bonds paying a low rate of return, they began looking for something just as safe and with a higher

rate of return. To respond to this need some very bright folks at some of the Wall Street investment banks such as Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers', etc., got the idea that if they could purchase hundreds and thousands of home mortgages and pool them together they could create a bond that would have a fixed rate of return essentially equal to the blend of the interest rates of all the mortgages in the pool. The interest rate would be higher than what the US Treasury bonds would be paying and they would then sell shares of this bond to the investment managers responsible for the “world’s savings”. (Witness the birth of the mortgage backed security.) The investment managers loved this bond product. They could not get enough of it. It offered a higher rate of return and the safety of being secured by tangible property, i.e., the value of American homes. There was one big problem. By 2005 the supply of mortgages that had been taken out by folks that were credit worthy and met traditional loan underwriting requirements was beginning to dry up. At the same time the demand for the product was raging. One solution was to loosen the underwriting requirements for mortgages, making it easier for folks who normally may not have qualified for a mortgage to have the ability to get one. At this same time the banks that specialized primarily in home mortgages were anxious to grow their market share. Some of these specialty banks went along with the idea of relaxing the traditional mortgage underwriting standards because they knew that within a few months of making the loan, they could sell it to one of the Wall Street investment banks and collect a healthy commission and processing fee. These loans with relaxed underwriting standards became known as “sub-prime mortgages.” The relaxing of the underwriting standards – even just a little bit – resulted in a

lot more people who could now get home loans that in the past could not. Real estate agents and mortgage brokers who stood to collect fees and commissions, started helping these folks find homes to buy and get mortgage loans to buy them with. The law of supply and demand took over. The influx of these new buyers caused housing prices to start rising rapidly and a residential real estate feeding frenzy began. The demand from the Wall Street investment banks became intense as they wanted more and more mortgages to buy in order to repackage them into giant pools to create yet more mortgage backed bonds. This resulted in a great deal of competition going on between the banks to attract yet more folks to take out mortgages and the traditional mortgage underwriting standards became even more relaxed. By mid year 2006 it was crazy. Some of the specialty banks started offering mortgage loan programs that required no verification of the borrower’s income, assets or even if they actually had a job. These were called “NINJA” loans, (No Income-No Job/ Assets). Folks could get a mortgage loan based solely on what they said their income, assets and employment situation was. Nobody from the bank was going to actually check the truthfulness regarding the statements the applicants were making. Motivated by the desire to get a loan so they too could benefit from the “red hot” real estate market and knowing that nobody was going to verify the information given, folks stretched the truth a bit. As a result a number of low quality loans were being made that were working their way into the system. No one seemed too worried

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. - Neils Bohr

about what was going on. The real estate agents were not worried as long as they knew that they could find a mortgage broker that could get their client a loan. The mortgage brokers who placed the mortgage with the specialty banks were not worried as long as these banks continued to offer mortgage programs they could sell. The specialty mortgage banks were not worried as long as the Wall Street investment banks would buy large bundles of these mortgages from them. The Wall Street investment banks were not worried because the folks that rate the worthiness of bonds were giving these mortgage backed securities a “AAA” rating, which is one of the top ratings a bond can receive. The bond rating agencies were not worried because their analysis software was telling them that these bonds were OK because it had yet to fully take into account the impact of the relaxed loan underwriting requirements. The investment managers in charge of the “world’s savings” that were buying these bonds were not worried as long as these bonds were receiving high worthiness ratings. Nobody was worrying about anything primarily because housing prices continued to rise, meaning nobody could lose. When everyone begins to assure one another that there is no way anyone can lose, “it is a sure thing,” that is the time to begin to worry. That is how I see it! Next Issue: If it was not already crazy enough - everything begins to go “bonkers” with the introduction of the Collateralized Debt Obligation a.k.a., CDOs. Go to The Local’s website to read the first column in this series.

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

dr. dawn’s Rx

Dr. DawnObrecht The Local • Steamboat Springs

Anger: Part Two - Solutions

Some of us have difficulty recognizing our anger; some of us find it so troublesome to acknowledge our anger that we deny it and turn it inwards on ourselves. Hmmm. Sounds painful. It is! Anger turned inward is called depression. (I can hear some of you, maybe even health professionals, typing away at a rebuttal.) That’s okay, do whatever you need to do to deal with your anger issues. It is much healthier to take some action, provided it does not harm anyone including yourself, than to turn your anger in. Writing is a very constructive outlet for anger. And don’t tell me I am opposed to antidepressant medication. I am not, if it is used as part of the solution. If we take a pill, legal or not, and collude with the prescriber, (or collude with the patient if we are the prescriber), saying the pill is the solution, we do a great disservice. Medication can be an enormous help in bringing one up to a level of functioning to effectively deal with the anger, fear and depression. Still, one does have to deal with the anger, fear and depression. Sorry, there is no magic pill and my magic wands have been on backorder for years now. And, if you believe you have a “chemical imbalance” causing your depression, start balancing it with resolving your old anger. There is no harm in trying…it just might work. It’s a chicken and egg deal…think about it. So how does that anger stuff work? In Anger, Part One, in The Local a month ago, we talked about children, (you?) who are brought up without being taught a constructive way to deal with normal anger. Watch a toddler get frustrated (angry) with trying something new, which they do about every two and a half minutes. If they are helped through both the something new and the frustration by another person, their anger (frustration) gets resolved. What’s going on here? The toddler is angry because he cannot do or get something;

he is fearful he will not be able to do or get something he wants. Take away his toy. What happens? He is angry because he has lost something. If he is helped to do or get what it is he wants, his anger goes away; if he cannot have whatever it is, but is coached through his feelings, receives empathy and hugs, and has his needs met, he moves on, not needing to hang onto the anger…someone has understood and helped him feel better in spite of not getting what he wants. As adults, we have the same emotions: we get angry because we are afraid of losing something we have, or not being able to get or do something we want. For those with a history of being abused, this is very serious; you may have lost all trust in other people, all sense of self, have no self-esteem and be angry with God, if you believe there is a God. You, too, can heal. It just takes a lot of hard work. If we agree that anger is an expression of fear, then part of the solution is to allow oneself to identify and feel it. Becoming vulnerable enough to experience the fear then allows us to look for a solution. Here’s where it gets sticky. What is the fear about? Example: if it is real time and there is real danger, protect yourself. If you are angry and afraid of being thrown out of your apartment because you owe back rent, get a job. Get two jobs, sober up, stop spending money on entertainment and pay the rent. Then you don’t have to be fearful and angry at losing your place. People who are willing to look carefully at underlying fear usually find that they need to trust. Trust the process, trust the universe, maybe even trust that there is a God who is in charge and can help. Example: big business deal depending on decision by other party…you cannot control other party, are fearful of losing deal so are generally pissy with everyone, family and friends as well as your office manager. Not cool. If you have done everything

you can, acknowledge your fear, then trust. Try praying, not for everything to go your way, but for acceptance; it can’t hurt. If your anger (fear) is based in old stuff, perhaps childhood neglect or abuse, abandonment or frequent frustration, the solution to your current feelings will require some sorting out. Most of this stuff is too much for anyone to do alone…your brain is not always your friend. Therapy can help, as can support groups, but you have to really use them; writing or journaling about old stuff is therapeutic. Physical activity to discharge some of the anxiety and irritability is the best medicine I know and changes brain chemistry to actually produce internal antidepressants called endorphins. For those of you in a recovery program, you have access to tools, called steps, to deal with old stuff. Write your fourth step! For those who are not in recovery, similar “steps” provide the solution; they include reading, writing, talking with others, especially those who have been there, listening, and praying. Get to work. It is not useful to carry around old fear and anger to make you depressed and no fun for your family and friends!

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 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 Copyright Dawn Obrecht 2008

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No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. - Neils Bohr

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DagnyMcKinley The Local • Steamboat Springs The Little Things By: Dagny McKinley Audrey Rose was a virgin when she left the shelter of the woods at seventeen. She wandered wherever her toes took her, surrounded by great expanses of open fields, shadowed by mountain peaks and drenched in the glory of the sun. One step after the next until her toes touched something hard and hot. Concrete greeted her and out of the ground rose building after building. She crossed a bridge and found herself in the middle of everything unnatural. Cars passed honking horns. People yelled. Everyone moved. There was no time for looking but looking was all Audrey Rose could do. No one noticed her and the feeling of anonymity felt like a blessing. Lost among thousands of people,


Th e L i t t l e Th i n g s Audrey Rose could be anyone she wanted to be. She curtsied to men dressed in suits and wool coats who smiled nervously at her hair scented with wind and grass and her face darkened by the reaching rays of summer past. Her heart, at first excited and beating quickly at the constant stimulation around her, began to shrink with each moment that passed and looked for a way out of her body. When Audrey Rose reached down to scratch an itch on her ankle, her heart took its chance and slipped out her right nostril quickly shuffling into a crack in the sidewalk. Lightness filled Audrey Rose as she realized she felt nothing. Memories of the past held no emotion for her. She could smile but she couldn’t feel where the smile stemmed from, where it was rooted. Leaves that fluttered inside her soul, each one a piece of her life, began to wilt. The branches scratched

against her skull, her rib cage and her pelvis. The tickling made her want to laugh, but she had forgotten how. Audrey Rose found a coffee shop and ducked in. Around her the bustle of the city seemed amplified. The noise and steam from the coffee makers inspired a dance that came from the roots of her toes that hadn’t yet heard her heart had left. She moved her body to the sounds, twisting and jerking, her hair flying in all directions. People stared so Audrey Rose jumped on a table and danced harder. Scrawled across the wall were the words “For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.” “Love,” Audrey Rose yelled “that’s it!” She felt the emptiness and knew her heart was crying out for her to find her. The chair tipped over as Audrey Rose ran to the door. She re-traced her steps but couldn’t find her heart anywhere. As she was walking with her head bent down, she knocked into a guy. His Kind Eyes looked her over and he slipped his hand around her waist to keep her from falling. As she was pulled closer she felt a heart beating. She wanted to reach into his chest and rip out his heart and swallow it to fill the emptiness she felt. Instead, she squeezed his

hand. “I’ve lost my heart. Do you have any ideas where my heart might be?” The Kind Eyes laughed as he stepped away from her. “This is my first time in the city and I’ve already lost my heart,” said Audrey Rose. “That happens to a lot of people, but not usually the first day they’re here.” He noticed her bare feet, dirt filling the cracks of her toes. “Do you have anywhere to stay?” “I hadn’t thought about it, but I guess not.” “I have a couch that you could crash on.” “Let’s go.” Audrey Rose laced her hand in his as they turned down 24th and 3rd Streets. They climbed three flights up to his apartment which was an open room with a bed near the windows and a couch close to the door. Kind Eyes opened the refrigerator and handed her a beer. The foamy amber liquid trickled down her throat, cooling her, pooling in the empty space her heart had held for so many years. Another beer and the space was almost full. Audrey Rose took the man’s hand and wrapped it around her. They began to dance together to the music of voices and traffic passing by below. Kind Eyes had soft lips that kissed her, moved over her

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body. Audrey Rose wished she could feel something, anything but she was completely numb. The tree inside was barren, the roots starting to curl up from her toes. She was about to pull away when his heart beat called to her brain. “This is what love is,” the heart said but Audrey Rose had no heart to respond. The words were convincing her mind told her. So she let her skirt fall to the floor, let her body shed every thing material until her primal nature took over. “A new experience for me,” Audrey Rose said when they were both naked. Kind Eyes paused. “We don’t have to do this,” he told her. “You can have a piece of me,” his heart said. That promise made up Audrey Rose’s mind. She let Kind Eyes fill her. There was no pain, there was only two bodies moving together. Audrey

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Th e L i t t l e Th i n g s ( c o n t i n u e d ) Rose’s virgin blood stained his thighs, his stomach with a red so deep he would never be able to fully wash it away. His heart began to race, to mumble things that made no sense. When the man exploded into her, Audrey Rose still felt nothing. His arms wrapped around her were warm on her cold skin. His breath calmed with her in his arms as Audrey Rose stared out the window wondering what this could have been like if her heart had only been here. His heart was silent now, not a word came from it. The piece he promised her pushed to escape, to come into her, but his heart was not strong enough. As he slept, Audrey Rose left. The sidewalk glittered in the streetlights. Bending down to touch the sparkles, Audrey Rose heard the cry of a dove. She turned upward to see wings spread in flight, white against black skies. Out of the crack of a window a vine crawled, a single

bud reaching out to the fresh air. Under a discarded newspaper a cockroach scurried. Audrey Rose tried to grab the cockroach but he was too fast for her. The cockroach was part of nature, even here in the city. With new eyes Audrey Rose took in her surroundings. She noticed a nest built twig by twig upon the head of a gargoyle. Between buildings no stars could be seen, but clouds drifted by covering and exposing light. Ants marched to and from plentiful food sources. Everywhere she looked at nature’s details, more exciting contrasted with all that wasn’t natural. As she was following some ants to see where they might end up, she caught a flash of swollen red flesh wedged

under the edge of a garbage can. The ants were moving too and from Audrey Rose’s heart. She was worried how much they had eaten, but when she bent down to study her heart, she found the ants had been filling it with the beauty of the city. Audrey Rose sat down next to her heart. Her heart felt what had happened and her heart shed tears that flooded the ants and wet Audrey Rose’s toes. And the roots in her began to stretch back out. -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@

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them. - Neils Bohr


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Enjoy the Ride Kat’NThaHat The Local • Steamboat Springs Well it is just about that time peoples. When my lady starts talking about decorating trees and wrapping gifts, rather than twisting trees and rapping lyrics. It means that we are going to the city for some quality family time, eating bird, and watching football. Yes, we will watch football sweetie. Then we will return to the valley for some true quality time with nature. Time to Ride…Now I understand there is free agent MLB signings, and more than likely the Yankees will pay some incredible money to get the best in the league. All baseball fans will mock the organization, and we will wait to see who is playing in October. Yes there is some rather exciting football in the NFL and college that could make for some jaw dropping football in January and February. Most of you probably do not know that NY will be playing Columbus in the MLS Final and I think Columbus will win that game. I think the NASCAR Cup Challenge Points Race for The Glory is over, and Johnson won. Pick one, I don’t know which Johnson, but one of them completed the most laps, and finished with the most points. NBA has me peeking, not focusing, just gazing over the sports section, checking to see if this Big Shot Billups will be able to take Nene, Mello, Martin and cast to the second round and beyond. But the most important thing on my mind will be getting the snowboard waxed, and getting a new pair of goggles. I am also going to infiltrate the SSWSC Jr. Olympic snowboard coaching staff. See if I can pick up some pointers

Happy Hours!

from Coach Jon Casson and his staff. See if we can figure out what makes our Jr. Olympian athletes ride faster than most on the mountain. See if we can get some tips and tricks to get more response from our equipment. Maybe figure out which is the best pair of goggles for specific conditions and terrain. Now, I have seen a sticker: Nobody cares that you Tele… I don’t want to start any back and forth with the Tele community. Notice how I am showing much respect by capitalizing Tele. From what I hear, it is really fun, and chicks dig guys that tele, right Dude?? I prefer the board, and will until the end of time. I am still concerned with those few mountains that think it is some sort of social status logo to not allow snowboarding on their mountain. I can’t even mention them, it feels wrong. I thought the point of winter activities was to get out there and enjoy the serenity, the quiet of the hike up to Gate D. I still am not one to “press glass” anymore, or cross country ski, but I will get my fill of fresh for sure. Props to Boa, and Unity for getting a KAT dialed in for the season. Get that core firm and tight, remember to eat breakfast, charge your pod, and clean the piece. Your music should be listened to at conversation level in the gondie, or at least one ear free for interaction with club car guests. Ride safe, stay warm and play nice… See you up top, I’ll holla, MeowwwwwT

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Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. - Neils Bohr

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another one bites the dust

ElliotSilberberg The Local • Milan, Italy

The Cranberry Statement

Milan. I had an invitation to watch the presidential election returns at an all night event hosted by the United States Consulate in Milan, but after mulling over the cranberry sauce factor, decided to sweat it out in the comfort of my living room. Ok, in case you’re curious: my cranberry sauce factor is about diversity, how Italians react differently than Americans to many things. Invited to Thanksgiving dinner, they dig right into the turkey, the sweet potatoes, the corn, the pumpkin pie, all the fixings, except the cranberry sauce: “Ew…umm… grazie, no thank you.” Italian palates don’t drool at the idea of mixing a fruit relish with fowl. Likewise, I figured the Italians at the consulate party would be watching the Americans on election night from across a vast cultural divide of taste. From past experience, I felt certain they would gape in sardonic amazement at us whooping it up

in the nutty, circus atmosphere of election night. Even though their diffidence is friendly, I just didn’t want to be judged or even observed, envied or condemned. Not with the stakes as high as that election. Wanting only to be my usual lonesome cowpoke self, I stayed home on the range. After hearing a radio report about the event the next day, I felt vindicated. A huge crowd had shown up, including lots of Italians, who gawked, laughed and left around midnight, leaving the night’s drama to the Americans. One guest had been Umberto Bossi, Italy’s current Minister of Reform and the leader of the Lombard League, a right wing Italian party key to the stability of the current government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Bossi had every right to be at the event, and I hope he learned something about the generous scope of American democracy. However, had I seen him there, I would have felt miserable. When the Lombard League was

founded some 20 years ago, Bossi took inspiration from the 19th century essay, “Civil Disobedience,” by Henry David Thoreau, to make a case for tax protest. That’s ok, I guess, although Thoreau is a stretch as a role model for the League. He would have despised their hardcore values: hoarding northern Italy-generated tax revenues from the depressed south and advocating severe laws to limit immigration. On the night America confirmed its creativity thanks to its immigrant roots, love for democratic principles, and belief in dividing the pie more equally, the last person I wanted to celebrate with was a xenophobic Italian senator. I missed being with friends to share the fun, but so be it. The suspense unfolded on tv. Early on, with John McCain underperforming President Bush in a Florida county compared to four years ago, it was clear Obama might be on a roll. Lit up in the dark by my tv, I started to glow, in blue naturally. When Obama won, at about 4 AM Milan time, I cried, just like many of you. Then something strange happened. Waiting for the president-elect to give his victory speech, I drifted into a happy hour of trance-like sleep. If how I felt then matched the look on my face, that was one serene, loony smile. Not the

classic smirk of the cat that ate the canary, but the beatific mug of the dove that swallowed the hawk. I awoke just in time for Obama’s heartfelt speech. Even before hearing it, I felt refreshed, a little giddy. My day went well. Later, I figured it out. During that post-victory nap, Bush had been painlessly exorcized from my body politic and ours. Up, out and away. One reason we wept was out of relief. While Bush’s post-election graciousness towards Obama is welcome, it cannot make up for an unjustified war in Iraq, an under-manned war in Afghanistan, intruding on American rights to privacy with paranoiac security measures and blindness to the risk financial markets could spin out of control. This administration sputtered between wasting and misplacing its energy. Eight years I’ve toted the woeful load of this incompetence, just like you, my friends. Now I was quick on my feet again, activated, rays of light. As hard as the mistakes are to correct, Obama’s win represents confidence and the feeling we can love our country and its leaders too. Happy Thanksgiving, America. Pass the cranberry sauce and thanks for making me homesick again.

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. - Neils Bohr


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M e x i c a n !

Kicking Aztlán by GustavoArellano Dear Mexican: In a column some time ago, you mentioned the Aztec prophecy claiming that “their descendants would reclaim ancestral lands in the Southwest U.S., and guess what?” I’d appreciate it if you shed a little light on this statement. This is the mythical state of Aztlán you’re referring to, right? What are its “borders”? How many Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, Central Americans and indigenous peoples know and/or believe in this? Is there a movement to take over these lands? And how similar is this to the Jews’ (incorrect) claim to the holy land of Israel? - Texas Truth Seeker Dear Gabacho: Oh, Aztlán! Nothing gets Know Nothings more encabronados than this creation myth. The breve version: The Aztecs told the Spaniards that their ancestors had migrated from somewhere north of modern-day Mexico City. The Spaniards began slaughtering, unintentionally elevating Aztlán to Eden in the minds of the Mexica. Centuries later, the 1960s Chicano Movement began appropriating Aztec motifs (more on this in an upcoming column) and picked up on the People of the Sun’s longing for the Garden. Not content with pilfering from one culture, the Chicanos also grabbed from another—the historical reality of the Southwest United States once belonging to Mexico—and conveniently anointed this geographic region Aztlán despite there being no evidence the Aztecs ever lived anywhere in the Southwest, let alone the whole enchilada. Aztlán seems like revanchist irredentism, ¿qué no? But believing in it is mostly a college phase, like thinking that communism can work or that Dane Cook is funny. Most Mexicans only vaguely know about Aztlán, and then in the same way gabachos think about Plymouth Rock. Some Chicanos remove Aztlán from its terrestrial moorings and adopt its Edenic spirit—in other words, the spirit of a people committed to bettering A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. - Neils Bohr

their community. Nothing harmful in that. But, yes, some do believe the American Southwest is Aztlán, and that all non-Mexicans should vamoose back to Europe—the Mexican calls these ahistorical pendejos indigenazis. Don’t believe the hype—Aztlán is as harmless as arroz con leche, and anyone who believes otherwise has listened to too much Coast to Coast. Mexicans aren’t taking back any ancestral lands because they’re guided by Aztec destiny or fiat—los Estados Unidos can take credit for that demographic reality, baby. Oh, and Aztlán is nothing like the Jewish idea of Israel—Jews continuously occupied their mythical ancestral land for millennia. Save your ZOG canards for “¡Ask Ahmadinejad!” I don’t know if someone has asked you this before, but with all the talk of problems with illegal immigrants and with all the obvious racial tension in this country between whites and Mexicans, do you think that Mexicans are the new blacks of this country? - Division Street Dude Dear Gabacho: Gracias for giving me the opportunity to commemorate the passing of one of the Mexican’s idols: Studs Terkel, the legendary oral historian who went to his reward two weeks ago at the age of 96. I can give you an answer, but Terkel documented a much-better respuesta in his 1992 collection, Race: What Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession, in a chapter titled “Ron Maydon.” In it, the Chicago wab said Mexicans served as a buffer between African-Americans and gabachos. In light of Barack Obama’s historic victory, Maydon’s following words are most telling: “Whatever gains the Hispanic community has made in this country have been at their expense—we’ve piggybacked the black movement. I say every time blacks [make] political, economic and social gains, I say hooray for them, because we get some of the fallout. They sneeze; we catch the cold. They make inroads; we get hired.” By the way, Know Nothings and the Hillary Clinton campaign: More than two-thirds of Mexicans voted for a negrito in this presidential election, contrary to your assertions. How do you like them manzanas?

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Communidad integrada By JustinBarker & TeresaVillarroyaBronchal Community is built through a collective sense of belonging and investment in the environment and the people we live amongst. It includes elements of residence and business, schools, churches, art centers, medical and human service providers and government agencies. Beyond general infrastructure, community also comprises efforts and initiatives by community members to support one another – the energy that feeds and gives life to a town. The difference is tangible between a place that exists solely to generate revenue for businesses and entertain visitors and tourists in contrast with a community that promotes experiences that lead to emotional, educational, spiritual and cultural growth of its dwellers. When I decided to move to Steamboat Springs, I searched for a strong component of community that went far beyond utility infrastructure – one I found through the plethora of non-profits and philanthropy activities this place should be proud to bolsters. To make the experience even better, I found a way to work for a non-profit that prioritizes integration of all community members. Through work, I get to experience first hand the strong generosity and civic discernment of Steamboat residents. So far, one of my favorites has been getting our organization a street sign made by the “Culture Club” of the high school and various members of Chula Beauregard's

"Peace Art Club", who not only made the sign but showed up to the organization on a beautiful Saturday afternoon this last October to dig holes and place posts. When I asked for a list

of the youth who had dedicated their time and creativity for this wonderful gift, Johnny Walker, a retired shop teacher from the middle school, who continues to passionately guide students into philanthropic opportunities wrote, “Too many kids to list”. So many good Samaritans go on anonymously, spreading goodness in our community, one afternoon at a time… At Integrated Community, we are eternally grateful to, and in awe of, these students, their teachers and mentors, as we are thankful to all residents, artists, educators, business owners and general community members who donate their talents and time as openly as so many have since the inception of our organization. While developers, city and county governments build our much needed structures and infrastructures, these heroes build our true sense of community – our most valuable asset.



A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein


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November 6 - November 19, 2008 (and beyond) - Steamboat Springs & Surrounding Area




Thursday November 20

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT Smokers take a break for a single day, see how good it feels to wheeze clear air. Call the CO Quitline at 1-800- QUIT NOW to receive your FREE nicotine patches or pick up a free Quit kit (no patches included) @ the Steamboat VNA (940 Central Park Dr, Suite 101) or Craig VNA (745 Russell St).

STEVE BOYNTON 5:30 PM @ Cantina COMMUNIDAD INTEGRADA VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENING 6-9 PM @ The Real Living Professional Group (next to Qdoba). For more info call 871.4599.

SNOW SPORT CONDITIONING YOGA 7-8 AM@ Yoga Center of Steamboat. Call 870.1522 FREE 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.


DROP IN AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels, $10/Class. From Nov 11th through December 18th. Call Jen 846.6377. OAK CREEK BOOK CLUB 6 PM @ Oak Creek Library

Friday, November 21 RENEE MAGRITTE’S BIRTHDAY WORLD TELEVISION DAY Turn it off and go read a book. 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 TWILILGHT MOVIE RED CARPET PREMIERE 6 PM @ Wildhorse Cinemas. Twilight pre-movie red carpet walk begins at 6pm, movie starts at 6:45, after-party at Amante Coffee. Twilight books, tees, posters and prizes sponsored by Epilogue. Red carpet attire encouraged. Free and open to all ages. SCARY MOVING: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD REALTOR 7 PM @ The Grand. A Pirate Theatre Production. Tickets available at All That Jazz, $20. WOMEN’S HOCKEY 10:15 PM @ Howelsen Hill Ice Rink. Fury vs Edge




Catholic Church. Handmade gifts and unique “fair trade” products from 29 countries around the world including items such as baskets, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, candles, kitchen and bath items, chocolates, coffee and holiday items will be available for purchase in the Parish Hall Basement, 524 Oak St. Help others from around the world while you shop. 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. WOMEN’S HOCKEY Noon @ Howelsen Hill Ice Rink. Fury vs. Storm GREETING CARD WORKSHOP 1-3 PM @ The Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym. Chris Erickson host workshop. Create beautiful one of a kind HOLIDAY Cards! $12, ages 8 and up. SPA WINTER OPEN HOUSE 2-6 PM @ The Steamboat Grand.

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? - Albert Einstein


Get your holiday shopping done early and give the gift of health this season! We are proud to launch our all-natural, paraben-free facial and retail lines Om Aroma & Company, Farmaesthetics, and 100% Pure. Stop by and build a custom gift basket for your loved ones, have a free facial consultation, a cup of tea or a chair massage! FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS OF THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot NEW PIONEERS AWARDS 6-9 PM @ Olympian Hall. The Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley will honor those New Pioneers with an award ceremony. New Pioneers of the Yampa Valley are those who are leading us to a sustainable future. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, Includes a dinner of locally produced food. For more info contact Steve, 846.8488. BACK COUNTRY BALL 7 PM @ The Depot. 10th Annual Benefit & Silent Auction in support of the effort to create and maintain quiet winter non-motorized places to enjoy . Tickets are $25, available at All That Jazz. Call 879.4947 with questions.

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BILLY THE KIDS BIRTHDAY IGLESIA EN ESPANOL 7 AM @ Steamboat Christian Center WORK OF HUMAN HANDS HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR 9 AM -11 AM @ Holy Name Catholic Church. Handmade gifts and unique “fair trade” products from 29 countries around the world including items such as baskets, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, candles, kitchen and bath items, chocolates, coffee and holiday items will be available for purchase in the Parish Hall Basement, 524 Oak St. Help others from around the world while you shop. PICTURE YOUR PET W/ SANTA 10 AM-4 PM @ Howelsen Hill. A dude wearing a disguise and a bunch of local dogs. Hope he’s wearing Kevlar and a fluid resistant suit. TURKEY BINGO Noon-2 PM & 2:30-4:30 PM @ VFW FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS OF THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot

Monday, November 24 14th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES 11 AM-5 PM @ Tread of Pioneers Museum. The event will feature 20 beautifully decorated trees created by local businesses and nonprofits on display throughout the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Cost is Free for Routt County residents and $5 for nonresidents. Call 879.2214 LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. Thirty whole minutes. Skate-tastic. FREE.


INTERCAMBIO ¿Quieres practicar tu Inglés o Español? Ven todos los Lunes a las 6:30 de la tarde. En la oficina de Comunidad Integrada 718 Oak St. (Al lado de la Iglesia Metodista) MEDITATION MONDAY 7:30-8:30 PM @ The Yoga Center of Steamboat, 879.3208 LIVE POKER TOURNIE @ Tap House. Free entry, play for points and prizes.

Tuesday, November 25 SOLANUS CASEY’S BIRTHDAY (The Calendar Girl’s patron saint…that’s right…catholic) 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 TODDLER TIME STORYTIMES 9:30 & 10:30 AM @ Bud Werner Library. LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. FREE. Contact Gill, 879.4300, ex 340 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 5 PM @ Centennial Hall AGING WELL TAI CHI 5:30-6:30 PM @ Community Center in Oak Creek DROP IN AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels,




$10/Class. From Nov 11th through December 18th. Call Jen 846.6377.

Friday, November 28

WING NIGHT @ Tap House


Wednesday, November 26 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 9:30 & 10:30 AM @ Bud Werner Library LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. FREE. Contact Gill, 879.4300, ex 340 YOGA W/ PATTY 5:30-6:45 PM @ Yoga Center of Steamboat at Bear River overlooking the Yampa River. Patty Zimmer RYT, 870.9985. LIVE TIRIVIA @ Tap House

Thursday November 27 THANKSGIVING! BRUCE LEE’S BIRTHDAY NONDENOMINATIONAL COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN 9-11 AM @ Concordia Lutheran Church. For more information contact Martha, 871.4751 DROP IN AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels, $10/Class. From Nov 11th through December 18th. Call Jen 846.6377. 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.


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. K-2ND GRADE CREATIVITY CLUB 9:30-Noon @ Bud Werner Library. 3RD-5TH GRADE CREATIVITY CLUB 12:30-2 PM @ Bud Werner Library. BOOK SIGNING 1-4 PM @ Epilogue Book Co. Jim Steinberg signs his latest coffee table book Colorado. Free 2009 A Year in Colorado Wall Calendar with every purchase. DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING 6-7 PM on Courthouse Lawn, Lincoln Avenue. 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 chocolate, and visit with Santa.


a dozen Steamboat artists will be on sale at this popular event. Free refreshments, music and a special table of $5 or less gift items just for kids to purchase will be available. Call Deb at 846.9349. 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. FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS FOR THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. Thirty whole minutes. Skate-tastic. FREE. HAYDEN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 6:30 PM @ 725 Jefferson Ave. All are welcome! Join us for hot cocoa and cookies, caroling & a candlelight ceremony. Welcome in the 2008 Christmas Holiday Season with your family, friends and Neighbors!

Sunday November 30

WOMEN’S HOCKEY 10:15 PM @ Howelsen Hill Ice Rink. MP2 vs Storm


Saturday, November 29



HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE 10 AM-1 PM @ The Depot. The Steamboat Clay Artisans presents its annual Holiday Pottery Sale. Locally-made pottery from over a dozen Steamboat artists will be on sale at this popular event. Free

HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE 9 AM-5 PM @ The Depot. The Steamboat Clay Artisans presents its annual Holiday Pottery Sale. Locally-made pottery from over

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. - Albert Einstein


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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

November 6 - November 19, 2008 (and beyond) - Steamboat Springs & Surrounding Area



refreshments, music and a special table of $5 or less gift items just for kids to purchase will be available. Call Deb at 846.9349. IGLESIA EN ESPANOL 7 AM @ Steamboat Christian Center OM FOR THE HOLIDAYS 12-3 PM @ The Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St. Open House & Gift Market. From the heart gifts, jewelry, clothing, Specials on Gift Certificates, "Entertainment and Enlightenment", and More! Call 870.1522 for more info. FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS FOR THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot

Monday December 1 WORLD AIDS DAY 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.


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 December 2 INTERNATINAL DAY FOR THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY 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 TODDLER TIME STORYTIMES 9:30 & 10:30 AM @ Bud Werner Library.

INTERCAMBIO ¿Quieres practicar tu Inglés o Español? Ven todos los Lunes a las 6:30 de la tarde. En la oficina de Comunidad Integrada 718 Oak St. (Al lado de la Iglesia Metodista) VISION 2030 COMMUNITY GATHERING 6-9 PM @ Hayden Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Presenting'what if' scenarios for the future. Please visit or call 846.1404 for more information.


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. DROP IN AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 6-7:30 PM @ The Depot. All levels, $10/Class. From Nov 11th through December 18th. Call Jen 846.6377. POWDER GHOST TOWNS SLIDE SHOW 7 PM @ Epilogue Book Co. Author Peter Bronski presents a slideshow from his new book Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts," providing the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to skin up, and the best descents. Coverage ranges from southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow Mountains to the ColoradoNew Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. WING NIGHT @ Tap House

LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. FREE. Contact Gill, 879.4300, ex 340 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


Wednesday December 3 OZZY OSBORN’S BIRTHDAY LEARN TO SKATE 4-4:30 PM @ Howelsen Hill Park Ice Arena. FREE. Contact Gill, 879.4300, ex 340. 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

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Art and Ongoing. HAYDEN MARKET PLACE Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6 and Sundays 2-5 @ 144 Walnut St. in Hayden. The Hayden Marketplace, a co-operative retail outlet for 25 artisans from Northwest Colorado. For more information or to ask about becoming a member of the co-op, call 276.2019. 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. Questions - 870 4534 / preguntas - 620 1513 or 871 7883 THE DIPTYCH PROJECT: A COLLABORATION IN WAX a pairing of 34 artists from New England Wax and International Encaustic Artists, presented by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council 10 AM-5 PM Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; show will be up through Nov. 30 @ The Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Free. 879.9008 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. THE DIPTYCH ROJECT: COLLABORATION IN WAX @ 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 BROWN’S PARK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COTTONWOOD 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. 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 HARRY POTTER CELEBRATION All Day at Epilogue December 4th. Epilogue Book Co. celebrates the release of JK Rowling’s latest Harry Potter story, Tales of the Beedle Bard, all day long. Free Magical Light-Up Wizard Wands to the first 20 Potter fans to purchase the book! Proceeds from the sale of Tales of the Beedle Bard will be donated to The Children's Voice campaign. ARE WE RUNNING DRY? (that’s what she said…) 6:30 PM @ The Community Center. Sierra Club Environmental Film Festival presents a film on Water shortages and the west. Find more out about this problem, what others are doing, and what we need to do to surmount water scarcity. For more information call Rich 871-8799. Free, refreshments provided. THE GREAT MIND-IN-A-JAR EXPERIMENT 2 PM @ Epilogue Book Co on December 6th. Kerry Lee MacLean, author of the popular Pigs Over Colorado books, presents: “The Great Mind-in-a-Jar Experiment,” a Peaceful Piggy meditation activity for children ages 2-7. YOGA CENTER OF STEAMBOAT UPCOMING: Thursday, December 18, 7 -8:30 PM, Couples, Pre-natal Yoga with Linda, call 871.9829 Saturday, December 20, 10:30-1 PM , Mini Yoga Retreat with Patty: Yoga, Herbal Sweat Lodge, Yoga Nidra and Lunch! Call 870.9985 Monday, December 22, 7:30-8:30 PM, Meditation Monday with Nina call 879.3208 Have an event you would like to share with the community? Email the Calendar Girl direct at

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

Warren Miller’s "Children of Winter"

Mahogany Ridge

Worried Men

Frogs Gone Fishin'

Open Mic Night 8pm Los Lonely Boys

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Trevor Potter


Fox Theater-Denver

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Baby Loves Disco

Fall Brawl: Mudvayne

Tech n9ne

Boulder Theater

David Harlan 10pm

Me and Ed's Music Machine

Asleep at the wheel

Dub Trio

Gondola Pub & Grill Fillmore Auditorium


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The Tap House


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Mahogany Ridge

Rogue Sound

Harmonious Junk

Ogden Theater

Boys 2 Men


Old Town Pub


Unknown Americans

Fox Theater-Denver

Ozric Testacles

The Rebel Alliance


Elephant Revival, Boulder Acoustic Society & Riverbend

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The Paramount Theater

Boulder Theater

Me and Ed's Music Machine

Crystal Method


David Harlan 3pm

Gondola Pub & Grill Fillmore Auditorium

Open Mic Night 8pm

Franti & Spearhead

- DJ Also Starring - Franti & Spearhead

David Harlan 3pm Five Finger Death Punch

Staind and Papa Roach

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. - Albert Einstein


The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 24V

November 20 - December 3 , 2008

according to astrology, nov 20 - dec 3

OPTIMISTIC SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON LenaFranzen The Local • Steamboat Springs

with Mercury.)

On Election Day we experienced our first Saturn–Uranus opposition. There will be 4 more during the next 2 years. The next one will be on February 5, 2009. So, we are in the midst of some major change on a global and also personal level. The change has just started and we don’t know yet what is going to happen. We feel hopeful, but at the same time we have entered the unknown. All we can do is to stay alert and flexible, and do our best. November 20- 25: We are starting out on a positive note, feeling optimistic and inspired. We are full of energy and not afraid anymore that we can’t handle the challenges. New ideas and realizations are coming in to support our projects we are working on. (Sun and Mercury moves out of heavy Scorpio into optimistic Sagittarius. Jupiter aspects Mars and Sun meets up

shift is happening. Pluto (now classified as a dwarf planet, but astrologically still mighty powerful) moves out of Sagittarius, were it has spent its last 15 years, and moves into Capricorn, where it will stay until November 2024, that’s 16 years. Because Pluto’s orbit goes very far out into our solar system it moves very slowly through the Zodiac. It takes Pluto 248 years to make a full orbit around the Sun. In Astrology Pluto is considered a powerful representative of deep psychological transformation, where we have to go through a symbolic death-rebirth type of experience, where we have to face the darkness in order to see the light. In the sign of Capricorn this could bring up feelings of fear, dread and resistance inside of us. But if we can face our fears and most importantly not let the fear paralyze us we


November 26: Today a big

will move out of the dark into the light. Just keep on moving in some way, exercise, dancing and drumming is great for this. And so is taking care of our responsibilities, step by step, a little each day. November 27: A New Moon in Sagittarius where the Sun joins the Moon like it always does on a New Moon, which brings a boost of energy, there is a new beginning. And this is an optimistic and high energy New Moon indeed! We want to learn new skills and explore new ideas that will improve our jobs and projects. (Jupiter makes aspects to Mercury and the Sun. Venus makes harmonious aspect to Uranus and Mercury meets up with Mars.)

November 29- December 1:

Productivity and taking care of our financial affairs is the theme.

If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist. - Enrico Fermi

We are also improving our relationships and enjoying solid bonds with family and friends. This could also be a good time for making some responsible investments or buying some quality Christmas presents. (Venus in Capricorn makes harmonious aspects to Saturn and Jupiter.)

December 3December 4: Our

nervous system is "ampted up" and we feel impatient and high-strung. But there is also a brilliant message that wants to come through, that will help our society as a whole and how we can help on a personal level. (Mercury makes aspects to Chiron and Uranus.) Visit Lena at Or e-mail: If you want a personal Astrology Reading, please call Lena: 970-879-2444.

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

exploring the sacred

What's in a Name?

StephenAigner Steamboat Springs Meeting others and trading names is like exploring the meaning of “what’s a local?” If we listen with curiosity and openness, we share, learn, and may develop a relationship. If we make judgments, assign a value to the other’s answer and place them in a box, we reject an opportunity to understand, grow, and evolve. We have learned the Presidentelect’s name, Barack Hussein Obama. We might have heard the name during the nomination or the presidential campaigns or read “Barack Hussein Obama” in a spring, 2007 email that circulated in Routt County and tried to inflame our suspicion and trigger fear of “the other”? Giving a baby’s name is a special event shaped by the traditions of family, place, ethnicity and religious practice. The proper name reflects the parents’ intention. There are many parallels between the naming customs of Native Americans and religious traditions. Native American’s naming customs vary greatly from tribe to tribe. Frequently, nature, animals, and the virtue or the character a person reveals determine a brave or squaw's name. For example, the Sioux (Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota) don’t use family names. They have a complicated naming system with six classes of names: birth order, honor, a special deed, nicknames, secret, and spirit names. Which name is used depends on the social context. In Hinduism, a naming ceremony called Namkaran takes place twelve days after the baby’s birth. The child is ceremonially bathed and the attending persons sing songs with his or her name included in the words.

In Judaism, baby girls go through a zeved habat, while baby boys undergo a brit milah. The girls undergo their ceremony at their first shabbat, while boys are named on their eighth day as part of their circumcision ceremony. Jewish children receive both a secular and a Hebrew name. Using the secular name in day-to-day life, the Hebrew name is reserved for religious purposes. A common practice is to name a child to honor a relative. A Hebrew name begins with a given name, followed by ben (son of) or bat (daughter of), followed by the father's Hebrew name. Some believe that a child's name can have a great influence on whom s/he becomes in later life. Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah teach that a person's name expresses their inner essence. Muslims believe names have great and mysterious resonance upon the soul, giving the person a sacred identity and a dignity towards which to grow. Frequently babies are named for a divine essence or attribute of The One (al-Lah in Aramaic or Allah in Arabic) to which the child should devote him/ herself. For example, Kareem Abdul Jabbar means “noble servant of the Mighty.” Also, babies are named after prophets and saints like Mary (Maryam) or the revered among early Muslims. The proper name may be followed by a name that refers to an ancestor (ibn-son and bint-daughter) and the name of the father to indicate a line of descent. A person can also be called the father of (abu) or mother of (umma). In addition, a name may include a birth place such as ar-Rumi (from Rum, i.e. Byzantine Konya) or a clan or tribal name. Both Barack and Hussein are Semitic words. Barack means “blessing” in its noun form. We can

find the Hebrew form in Genesis 1:22. Hussein derives from the Semitic word, hasan, meaning “good” or “handsome.” The parents of Barack Hussein Obama gave their baby son a name meaning good or handsome blessing. The name of Israel’s former Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, reminds us that both Arabic and Hebrew are Semitic languages. Many famous Americans have Semitic or Arabic names. General Omar Bradley, hero of D-Day and Normandy and WW II battles, shares the name of the second Caliph of Islam (Umar) and the surname of General John Abizaid, former CENTCOM commander derives from Abi or father and Zaid, a common Arab name. Benjamin Franklin derives from the Hebrew Bin Yamin, the son of the Right (hand), or son of strength, or the son of the South (yamin or right has lots of connotations). John Adams had Semitic names – John derives from the Hebrew Yochanan, or gift of God, which became Johan and then John, and Adams is from the biblical Adam, which also just means "human being." Given names James and Thomas have similar derivations. When Colin Powell endorsed candidate Obama he recalled Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, a 20 year old soldier killed in Iraq who was decorated with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Stressing that Obama was a lifelong Christian, Powell denounced campaign tactics that he said were insulting not only to Obama but also to Muslims. Praising the contributions of millions of Muslim citizens to American society, Powell said, “The really right answer is what if Mr. Obama were a Muslim?” Let’s evolve!

While a professor of Sociology at Iowa State University, Steve Aigner chose to practice the Sufi tradition within Islam as a way of life in 1974. Before retiring and moving here in late 2006, Steve served as President of the Ames Inter-faith Council and Ames' Darul-Arqum Islamic Center Board of Directors. Now, when not golfing, hiking, mountain biking , or skiing, Steve volunteers for Vision 2030 and works with the Community Alliance of Yampa Valley.


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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

a crowd favorite

101 Ways to annoy people 1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly. 2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage." 3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go." 4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..." 5. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others. 6. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen. < 7. Speak only in a "robot" voice. 8. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly. 9. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub". 10. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies. 11. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets. 12. Sniffle incessantly. 13. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles. 14. Name your dog "Dog." 15. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up." 16. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think." 17. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training." 18. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace". 19. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot." 20. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol. 21. Practice making fax and modem noises. 22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss. 23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up. 24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance. 25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person." 26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy." 27. Wear a special hip holster for your remote control. 28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.


29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears. 30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room. 31. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice. 32. Holler random numbers while someone is counting. 33. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way." 34. Drum on every available surface. 35. Staple papers in the middle of the page. 36. Ask 1-800 operators for dates. 37. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings. 38. Sew anti-theft detector strips into peoples backpacks. 39. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places. 40. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page. 41. Set alarms for random times. 42. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon. 43. Instead of Gallo, serve Night Train next Thanksgiving. 44. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise. 45. Honk and wave to strangers. 46. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange. 47. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show. 48. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies. 49. Wear your pants backwards. 50. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register. 51. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!" 52. ONLY TYPE IN UPPERCASE. 53. only type in lowercase. 54. dont use any punctuation either 55. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets. 56. Pay for your dinner with pennies. 57. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes. 58. Repeat everything someone says, as a question. 59. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps. 60. Inform everyone you meet of your personal Kennedy assassination/UFO/ O.J Simpson conspiracy theories. 61. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."

62. Light road flares on a birthday cake. 63. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley. 64. Leave tips in Bolivian currency. 65. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador." 66. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks. 67. When Christmas caroling, sing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" until physically restrained. 68. Wear a cape that says "Magnificent One." 69. As much as possible, skip rather than walk. 70. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read. 71. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it. 72. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat. 73. Drive half a block. 74. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination. 75. Ask people what gender they are. 76. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back. 77. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl. 78. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes". 79. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song. 80. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet. 81. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.

One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem. - Stephen Hawking

82. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September. 83. Change your name to "AaJohn Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book. Claim it's a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a." 84. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down. 85. Chew on pens that you've borrowed. 86. Wear a LOT of cologne. 87. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing." 88. Sing along at the opera. 89. Mow your lawn with scissors. 90. At a golf tournament, chant "swingbatabatabata-suhWING-batter!" 91. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend." 92. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme. 93. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles." 94. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture." 95. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times. 96. Never make eye contact. 97. Never break eye contact. 98. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn. 99. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results. 100. Make appointments for the 31st of September. 101. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.

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‘ SC O P E S


ChelseaYepello The Local • Steamboat Springs



This fortnight you will be relieved to realize that the reckless and immature act you were a part of did not hurt, damage, or seriously piss anyone or anything off. Yes, they talked you into it and yes, you were victimized until you agreed to get involved in the moronic idea but none the less, you did decide to be a part of it. The good news is there's a silver lining to all of this, this time you will not reap the consequences of your bad decition and you will be able to carrie on with your life as usual. Just take it as a close call and remember that next time, you might not be as lucky.


Just because you have decided to start introducing yourself as Bob Hope, that does not mean that anyone will believe you are actually him or that you will instantly have his classic charm and ability to sing Christmas carols in such a way you can melt anyone's cold heart. Sorry.


High Five... Thumbs up... Butt pat... Back Pat... Arm Punch... Slap in the shoulder... Beat with a big stick... oh wait... NO no, forget the last one. Geez


The strage thing is that they will never know what you have learned. Never know how you have changed or be able to see the difference in you. Never know what you have experienced and you will never be able to express it to them. They will never know who you are now that you are gone. They will be immortalized as the people they were forever. But hey, that's just how it works sometimes, and if it makes you feel any better you will never change for them either. Hmm...


Sometimes its just easier to ignore your problems and pretend they don't exist, and sometimes its easier to plug your ears, squeeze your eyes closed and hold your breath until you get your way. Yup, sometimes that works.


You can't hide them from their desires, make them forget their thoughts or shield them from their dreams. All you can do is hope that you might fit into their life and be able to share their hopes with them. Sometimes finding what you want is more of a process then you expected. It never really comes in the form you anticipated and its usually right in front of your face. Your a wonderful person but have to start looking a little closer then what you imagined it all to look like. Your paths and desires can be theirs as well, all you have to do is realize it.


A man with a cane will propose a toast to you, it will seem touching, but don't listen to him; you can never trust people that use walking canes that don't really need them.


And on a more personal level, the message reads loud and clear... There really is no way. Nope. Don't even waste your time. Sorry.


This fortnight you will find a burnt CD that will reveal all of life's questions and the meaning of it all. Nothing will be left out. You will be able to help countless people and change the world as you know it. The only problem is that somehow the CD has gotten mixed up in all of your roommates ridiculous burnt Cd collection. YOu better get comfortable in from of the stereo. This might take a while.


Although this is going to be the most challenging experience of your entire life, you have made a very large commitment to yourself that you cant and refuse to screw up. This is your moment and you know what you can accomplish with a lot of effort and enthusiasm.


Your not afraid of not fitting in and that might be your greatest gift and biggest downfall. Your not scared of yourself or your personality and refuse to let anyone think that you are.


Oh shit, you did it again. You thought you were being clever by talking in a different language to impress everyone, but unfortunately all you remember how to speak are curse words and insults... and the big guy behind you can understand every word you said and really doesn't appreciate what you said about his mom.

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

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You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others. (The answer to the riddle can be found in the classifieds.)

1 Canaanite gods 6 Bathroom rug 9 Saucy gatherings, for short? 13 Meat cooked in its own fat, to a chef 14 Earlier than now 15 Off-color, like comedic material 16 ___ Online (longrunning MMORPG) 17 Jazz magazine that awards an "Album of the Year" 19 Give a not-good staredown 20 Palm device 21 Part of a nuclear family, maybe 22 Where some horn players use their fingerings 25 Soak (up) 26 London-based record company 27 Some VCR models 30 Oscar the Grouch's original color 33 Crowd sounds heard while watching acrobats 34 1987 dance hit single by M/A/R/R/S 39 "The Wire" character Little 40 Sounds associated with first responders 41 Coca-Cola brand of bottled water 44 Form W-2 provider 45 Singer Corinne Bailey ___ 48 Gerry's U.K. backup band of the 1960s 52 Panic at the Disco genre 54 Poetic sigh 55 "Rock ___" (old hymn) 56 Supergrass single of 2008 58 Nobel-winning author Gordimer 59 Tissue additive 60 Second Amendmenttouting gp. 61 Reznor and Lott, for two 62 Hip-hop duo the ___


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The Local • • Volume 8 • Issue 24V

November 20 - December 3 , 2008

the angry grammarian

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spawn any further.” You’d say “a hysterectomy.” Same with “a historic.” In another shocker, the good governor herself wasn’t immune to linguistic foibles leading up to the big day. Just before votes were cast Sarah Palin told Fox News’ Sean Hannity she was “very excited and anxious for the 4th.” I suspect Hannity was too busy drooling to notice, but the word she probably meant was “eager,” not “anxious.” Unless

neologisms, it’s descriptive, it’s self-explanatory, and it just makes you feel so good: “Palinfreude.” Even more than reports that she didn’t know Africa was a continent, it may be the best thing Sarah Palin gave us in her short, inglorious political life … other than President-elect Obama, of course. If only she knew what it meant, she could enjoy it too. Seems like it’d be right up the vindictive bitch’s alley.

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Frankly, I was ready to move on. With all the ballots cast, I would’ve been perfectly happy to go back to crusading against the serial comma. But as big as this election was for America, our social progress was almost eclipsed by the country’s grammatical confusion. Did you witness the election night slapstick, how anchors and pundits corrected one another over whether it was “a historic night” or “an historic night”? Stewart and Colbert actually got in a tiff about it. The problem was the TV personalities couldn’t figure out if they speaking or reading. If you’re speaking, “an historic” is acceptable, but you can’t say the H: It’s gotta be “an ’istoric.” If you do pronounce the H, or if you’re writing it down, go with “a.” You wouldn’t say, for example, “Someone should give Sarah Palin an hysterectomy before she spreads her devil

she was trying to tell Fox News viewers she had anxiety about losing—which she didn’t—she made the all too common mistake of confusing “anxious” and “eager.” It’s an important distinction: She was eager for Election Day; she’s anxious for the impending hysterectomy she doesn’t yet know we’ve scheduled for her. But perhaps the most prized spoil of the election is the richest word to enter the lexicon in a long time. Like all the best

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We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist... - Max Planck

Keith Miller & friends, Debra & Ross

Steamboat Springs Art Depot Colorado Mountain College Concert - 7:30 pm tickets $15/$10 1-800-621-8559

Colorado native and pro football player turned opera singer on the MET opera roster, Keith Miller is featured in 2008 MET LIVE on HD. He returns with colleague Ross Benoliel, who frequents the stage with New York City Opera, and has now joined the MET opera roster. The two are a powerful duo you won’t want to miss, along with Boston pianist Debra Ayers.

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

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MichelleDover The Local • Steamboat Springs I’m not craving chocolate, Grey’s Anatomy, ice cream, a good book, companionship, or traveling, just that white stuff, snow. Maybe I do this every year, but I don’t remember ever yearning for it quite so distractedly. I park my car strategically every night in anticipation of its arrival. I mull over the responsibilities I have the following day and figure out how I will escape them and head up the pass with my skis. I crawl under the covers with a fresh pair of Smart Wool socks at night and, while grabbing my book, I predict that fatigue will soon accompany my outdoor activities and I won't be reading as much before bed. I anxiously awake every morning, pull on the mini blinds string, and then grumble disappointedly as I stumble down the stairs. I start a pot of coffee thinking how I could be filling a thermos with the hot stuff if the morning were different. I attach

Denn y C r ane i f not S now my feet into my Inversion Table and as the blood rushes from my toes to my head I imagine myself sliding through the forest, the pines heavy with snow, and my head clear, until my coffee maker tells me it’s time. I head to work at the library where I focus intently on my work, never even considering I could be somewhere else, yeah right, and I collect my entertainment diversions until that time when I can peacefully head into the snow. I have some viewing and reading recreation to recommend that have proved successful during this time of waiting.

A book that grabbed my attention completely: David Benioff’s, “City of Thieves” This book is an action packed adventure. It has violence, sexual longings, friendship, war, and the unexpected. During the siege of Leningrad two unlikely souls search for eggs for the wedding cake of a powerful colonel's daughter. This is definitely a book that I would

recommend to a guy friend if he is waiting for snow too.

name a few. There are hundreds more.

A television series worthy of a conversation:

Not just dreaming of good posture and tight abs:

“Boston Legal” As a woman I should be outraged at this show, but I’m not. William Shattner portrays Denny Crane a womanizing, right wing, gun toting, nut job, but he is so over the top you can’t help but love him. His relationship with the ethicallychallenged attorney Alan Shore with whom he shares platonic, yet intimate relationship which involves occasional sleepovers challenges the stereotype of male relationships. The episodes always contain controversial societal issues, while presenting a diversity of perspective worthy of discussion. The library has seasons 1-4.

Pilates beginning mat workout (DVD) I like this Pilates video this week, but the library has numerous exercise video’s including, Tai Chi and Yoga. The focus of the videos varies to include the very fit, elderly, pregnant, regular folk to kids. This is a good preparing for the snow tool.

A little music diversity: I’ve listened to quite a variety of music lately: Linda Ronstadt, Charlie Parker, The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, Ella Fitzgerald, Julio Iglesias, Patsy Cline and Stevie Wonder, just to

Everything Nova (DVD) Nova makes science interesting and helps you get your mind off of waiting for snow. Learn about the Bonobo’s of Africa, cold science and low temperature research, Astrospies, the covert side of the space race which was to launch military astronauts on spying missions, cars of the future or cuttlefish, apparently the kings of camouflage. The Library owns about ninety Nova videos.

I regard consciousness as fundamental. - Max Planck


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November 20 - December 3 , 2008

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FOR SALE For Sale: Pure Bred Golden Retriever puppies, 6 males @ $350/ea and 6 females @ $400/ ea (but who can put a price on love?) Ready for homes between Christmas Day and New Years Day. Will deliver w/bows. 970736-1029, or 970-620-2231 1990 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4WD, 5-Spd, exc. cond., very good studded snow tires, ski rack/Thule box, $2400, 846-2010 (2) Pontiac GradmAm(s), Sweet! 1992 Subaru Wagon, $1,875! #2849. 2001 Cavalier Z-24, Hot! Tom Reuter, Dealer 8750700. Full warranties. FINANCING / WORKING PEOPLE! $500.00 MINIMUM DOWNPAYMENT. NO CREDITCHECK. Dealer, 8750700. “Working Cars / Working


People - 24,000 Mile Warranties! For Sale: 2002 GMC Sierra 4 x4, new plow (7 foot/electric), crew cab, long bed, 4.8 liter V8, spray in liner, very clean, compression tested very good, new tires. $10,700.00. (970) 846-3675 or (970) 870-6316. Studded snow tires used one season great for small cars, Artic Claw Winter Tires Txi M+S size 205/60r15 $250 obo Liz 828817-1871 For Sale: used alloy wheels (rims) 15 x 5 1/2 , fits Subaru or Suzuki and more. 4 for $110.00 OBO. Call 870-6316 or 846-3675. For Sale: aspen firewood, burns hot and clean, dried, split, $150.00 per cord you pick up, $175.00 per cord delivered. (970) 846-3675 or (970) 8706316 For Sale: car mats/carpet, OEM fits 2002-2006 Honda CRV, very good condition. Asking $30.00, originally $180. Call 870-6316 or 846-3675.

FOR SALE For Sale: winter chains, Peerless Wintertrac LT traction cables for light truck, like new. $15.00. Call 870-6316 or 846-3675. For Sale: winter chains, Peerless Wintertrac traction cables, fits 155 R13 to 155 70 R15, like new. $15.00. Call 870-6316 or 846-3675. Canadian Snowplows, $2,095 installed, any vehicle! 875-0700. Infant Stuff: Arms-Reach cosleeper bassinet w/ sheets, Graco carseat w/ base & folding stroller, Baby Einstein sit-in-the middle learning toy, wash tub, $75 for all, NS/NP household, 846-8256 Pro Team Sierra Back Pac vacuum cleaner with electric brush. Used once. New $899. Price $525. 879-1847. Lifefitness 5500HR eliptical trainer with heart monitor. Minimal use. New $3099. Price $875. 879-1847. Toshiba 27" (27AF44) TV with rotating floor stand with glass shelves. Excellent condition,

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November 20 - December 3 , 2008


Waldo's Wannabees Everyone likes looking in the Fortnight in Photos for pics of themselves and their friends, right? Well now you and your friends can be in EVERY issue of The Local. Send us a photo of you striking a pose against a white background and each issue we will create a new collage that includes every person that sends us a pic! There's room for several hundred little people if we shrink them down. Think "Where's Waldo" except each week you will try to find yourself and other locals. You will become one of Waldo's Wannabees. Please send your pictures to with the subject title Waldo's Wannabees. In the email please tell us your name. You can update or change your photo as often as you'd like.


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