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The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

About the Cover Photo Credit: Ned Cremin “Hellz Yeah!” Kerry Lofy = Maniac. A four year Steamboat veteran and competitor on the Big Mountain Free Skiing World Tour, Kerry wields a casual, laid back demeanor and unkempt handlebar mustache, yet houses a pair of heavy, dense ballz. On April 5th he thrust himself into the Steamboat legion of legend when he became only the 3rd person to huck himself 80 feet off of the notorious Hell's Wall in Fish Creek Canyon. It was a well-calculated jump. Having eyed the wall for all his years in the ‘Boat, it was the recent 7 foot gift from the heavens that finally scratched his wicked itch and made it “Go Time.” Having sought the wise counsel from many Steamboat veterans and religiously scouting out the landing zone in the days prior, he playfully said, "I've done stupider…..and I can do this." Most worrisome was the tense approach out to the ledge - a critical 50-foot MARCH 26 - APRIL 8, 2009 VOLUME 9 : ISSUE 7

stretch upon a wind-loaded spine of ice and rock, hardly the width of a diving board. Watching him sidestep precisely at an inch-per-inch pace with ultimate consequences, I thought to myself, “This is F’n crazy.” But what came out of my mouth was; “Yeah man, you got it! It’s all yours.” I set up with my camera at the base of the wall, in awe of its massive and commanding presence, like that of a geological altar. Moments of anticipation passed as the wind smoked snow from the edge. Finally, the tension was broken by the rippling flaps of Kerry’s jacket and the hollow whistle of air through his skis. When he flew into crisp YampaValley air in good form, it seemed even the birds took notice of his flight. Kerry’s landing created a four-foot bomb hole from which he sprung forth - a man reborn with arms wide, still a maniac, but wearing one HELL-of-a-grin. --Ned Cremin

Last issue, 9-7 Photo Credit: David Wittlinger. Very talented local photographer took last weeks photo and due to an oversight the photo was without credit.

Meet The Locals

In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order. - Idi Amin

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009 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.

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

Senior Editor-Joe Carney Layout, Boatload of Entertainment, Movie Reviews and Calender.s. Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked winter and the after shock has created spring.

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

Inebriated Informant The Inebriated Informant seeks solace in the large bosom of The Steamboat Local because he doesn't 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 chooses to hide his identity in anonymity - like Batman.

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 skis.

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.

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

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!

Dagny (silent "G") McKinley - Audrey Rose

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.

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.

"KatNThaHat" - Sports T.D. Counts aka “That guy”. The one who snuck in over the pass in 2000, witnessed a Maceo Parker concert and was hooked. Now I’m “that guy”, the one on the radio, 1230 am ESPN radio, Monday and Thursday, 4-6pm. 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. Rice, always in my heart. And numerous coed soccer title T-shirts. Next on my list is baseball, please honey.. Stay Black,

Nacho NeighborIs a graduate of Lehigh University. Bethlehem, PA shaped his unusual point of view or perhaps it was the Yuengling and Tastykakes. His approach to life can best be described as a “practicing hedonist”. He likes his beef rare, martinis shaken, and his women conscious. He knows that “Al Dente” is not a character on the Sopranos. He is all about Routt. His mantra: If you’re gonna be stupid, ya gotta be tough!

Chris Walsh- The ? Comic A sketchy comic scribbler for The Local since 2001, Chris enjoys chick drinks, anything with curry, and break dancing. When he’s not rangering, he’s guitaring, skiing, or oil painting with little-bitty brushes.

Justin Barker and Teresa Villarroya Bronchal

Justin Barker, recently returned from Spain, is a Routt County ranch hand local. Teresa Villarroya Bronchal would rather dance a jota than a sevillana

Scott L. Ford - Do You See What I See?

Leslie Faulkner-Steamy Boat Leslie likes licking lollipops while lustfully longing for luscious lovers.

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.

Charlie Holthausen -  Captain Carburetor A.K.A. Captain Carburetor, Charlie has called Steamboat home since 1995. Founder of Black Diamond Automotive, he now spends his time troubleshooting car problems in our column “Shop Talk” and working on a back-log of projects, including building an “Art Car” for the Burning Man Art Festival.  Born in northern NJ he has been working on cars, trucks and motorcycles since 1968. Master certified for over 25 years, send your questions to CaptainCarburetor@Gmail. Com.

Law is king of all. - Henry Alford

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

Editor's Notes • Thomas Reuter

Global Expansion and Cuss Words


The Local • Steamboat Springs I consider it a good sign that more and more people have been sending angry letters to The Local lately. Usually the criticism is confined to isolated comments and columns, but one complaint in particular has been popping up on a regular basis recently– the use of profanity in The Local. In the past we have rarely “bleeped” out words because it never seemed to bother anyone. However, as our readership has expanded in recent years to include a very diverse cross-section of the Yampa Valley’s population, more and more people are taking exception with certain 4letter words. The situation came to a boiling point last issue when several people objected to the Gaper Day salute to tourists in the Gripes section. Without going into an elaborate explanation about our decision making process, we have decided to start “bleeping” out language that has traditionally been regarded as 'cussing.' Don’t worry, we’re not beginning a totalitarian regime of censorship, we’re just mildly cleaning things up. Besides, you can always fill in the blanks yourself if you so desire. Our goal is simply to make the paper more appropriate for more settings. It does no one any good for The Local to be banned

from certain places (which it has), or to make it unsuitable for expansion into certain new locations (which we are beginning with this issue.) Of course we understand that we will never please everyone, nor do we want to. We intend to stay edgy and fun, but we would like to avoid being needlessly crass and vulgar. As for our expansion plans, many of you may have already noticed that The Local has acquired over 80 of the Rocky Mountain News’ blue newspaper bins. We have put our name on these and removed the pay mechanism so that they operate for free, and we are distributing them throughout Routt County. This means that beginning with this issue, The Local can now be picked up at over 240 locations! This will ensure that the paper is available to more people than ever. (Make sure to check out the Art Contest ad on this page if you would like to create an artistic design for one of these bins and have it permanently displayed somewhere in Steamboat.) So get ready for The Local to be bigger and more visible, a little bit milder, but still not quite politically correct. No topics are off-limits and the only punches that will be pulled will be the ones that are made of 4-letter words.

Letter To The Editor Comment on the controversy caused by last issues Gaper Day SuperGripe by the author of the 'Gripe:' However ill-conceived, or short of planning my literary blurb was, there was some minor methodology involved in my quip. MY basic thought process behind the whole thing was to imply that yes, this town's life-blood is the tourism, and the people and money involved therein. The other side of the sword was forged more in the spirit of Gaper Day and the God-given right that all locals have to b**ch about the people that come to their town to raise hell, break s**t, ignorantly defame and/or degrade "the locals" and/or their way of doing things, and do it all in the name of having a good time. The metaphorical camel-back-breaking piece of straw comes then when they - the tourists and even some locals - condone these a-hole-ish behaviors on the grounds that the resultant amount of money passed around in the local economy makes it all ok. This is precisely when "the locals" are granted the ability, or right, to b**ch and moan and complain about it. So, to the nay-sayers, I

Law never is, but is always about to be. - Benjamin Cardozo

say, "boo." Yeah, the economy has definitively seen better days and bookings for the town are significantly down this season. Everyone is feeling it and everyone knows it sucks. Hell, my hours even got cut at my job. However, in my humble opinion, this does not ever constitute the revocation of the people's right to b**ch an d moan. It's our first f***ing amendment for cryin' in a bucket. I digress... I guess what I'm trying to get at is that it sucks when d-bags come to our town, jack it up and think it's ok because they pay for it. This neither detracts from their d-baggy-ness nor justifies their actions. The sadder side of the story is when they stop coming and stop spending. We need the pr*cks. We need them so much that we give them a day of tribute...Gaper Day. They should feel privileged. Sorry for any disturbances that I may have caused in The Local's force, no harm was planned for or intended. Sincerely,

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009

Gaper Day Reflections BenCoors

Intern,The Local • Steamboat Springs Another Gaper Day has come and gone. This is a long standing tradition where Steamboat locals spend the day in celebration of spring time and another season on the mountain coming to an end. Brightly colored one-pieces, Starter jackets, and jeans are all appropriate attire for transforming the regularly style-conscious local into a gaper for a day. Some may be wondering what a Gaper is. Generally if you have to ask what a Gaper is, than chances are, you are one. But, for those who don’t know what a Gaper is, Urbandictionary. com’s definition of Gaper is “A clueless touristy beginner to snow sports, usually dressed in bright 80's clothes and is possibly from Texas. Gapers are. prone to getting run into as a result of making giant slow wide turns that take up the entire mountain, and being on runs that are far above their skill level. ” There is some controversy as to how the term “Gaper” came into existence. Some people claim that it came from the slackjawed look that tourists have on their faces as they take GS turns down a Cat track, or when they stand in the landing of a jump in the terrain park. Others say it is a description of the gap between the goggles and the helmet or hat the person is wearing. Still others believe it is a less profane (and less visual-inducing) way of calling someone a “gaping a**hole.” However the name came about, it is relatively clear to those of us who call Steamboat home as to who fits the bill. Gaper Day is a day for locals to dress up in colorful outfits, be it a one piece, a gorilla costume, tight jeans or spandex, and spend the day messing around on the mountain. Popular Gaper Day antics include: trying to make it onto the Gondola with your skis still on your feet, skiing only cat tracks, hot doggin’ it off jumps, and skiing through the park and riding off the lips of all the rails and boxes. According to Rose Atkins, owner of Rummagers Thrift Store - a popular store for purchasing vintage ski wear - “The hottest selling outfits are one piece suits, tight skin ski pants and any crazy hat or wig that will still keep you warm.” Gaper Day is, and always has been, a day of fun and celebration for locals, but it seems this local holiday has gotten a bad rap over the last few years. The resort has issued warnings against participating in Gaper Day, not only to its

staff, but also to those of us who pay to ski there. It seems that Steamboat does not appreciate the antics of locals on Gaper Day - in fact the ski area believes they are offensive to the guests. Now, while sometimes things may get carried away on Gaper Day, the overall behavior of the locals can hardly be described as being offensive. If you asked a local what Gaper Day means to them, you would most likely receive an answer like “it’s just a day to go out on the mountain and have fun.” You would be hard pressed to find anyone whose objective for Gaper Day is the harassment and ridicule of tourists, the very people we depend on for our existence here. It is obvious that the mountain is not on the same page as locals on this issue. This is clearly visible by the announcement in the Steamboat Pilot newspaper warning against participation in Gaper Day, and the strong presence of law enforcement at the mountain on April 1st. The general consensus of locals is that the whole thing has been blown way out of proportion and that the resort is making too big of a deal out of the whole situation. It is understandable for the resort to be concerned and not want their guests to be harassed on Gaper Day, but there is no need for them to turn it into such a tremendous ordeal. There is one issue about Gaper Day that most people would agree is a problem, and that is the amount of drinking that goes on. Drinking excessively while skiing is dangerous, just like drinking and driving. Gaper Day is a celebration, but drinking should be saved for Après Ski. There are plenty of Gaper Day parties in the evening where drinking is not a problem, but drinking while on the mountain is unsafe for you and those around you. As Loryen Kasten, the PR manager for Steamboat Resort, said, “The safety of our guests is our number one concern.” And those guests include not only tourists, but also locals and pass holders. Luckily for everyone this year Gaper Day happened to fall on one of the best powder days of the season. The last thing on most peoples’ minds was dressing up like a Gaper and acting like a fool. It’s not much fun wearing spandex and ski blades in upwards of two feet of powder. In the end the resort should realize that Gaper Day is not a day that everyone goes out to harass and mock tourists, it’s a day for locals to have a good time and let loose at the end of another beautiful winter season here in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


To the guy that pulled us out of the car after it rolled on Schussmark trail on 3-26-9. THANK YOU! ALSO to my wonderful neighbors for giving me a ride and lots of hugs that day, cause we almost rolled the car a third time:) thanks Alohi and Eric hugs to you! To the Pisa’s salad, the manliest salad in Steamboat. It’s like the salad from the old Fosters beer commercial. To Steamboat Springs Transit bus driver, Linda Wellman, who passed the 20,000 hour mark behind the wheel of a SST bus just after 6:00 am on March 24th. BIG respect to the life of Shane McConkey - RIP 3/26/09

• gripes •

To the naysayers who said the season was over in mid-March. Trying to hook up with a 19-year-old girl and finding out she’s engaged. Dog crap on Butcher Knife Creek and Emerald Mountain. Pick it up or at least flick it off the trail! Incomplete bicycles and warm temperatures New tasteless slogan for an anti-littering campaign in Colorado: “KKK – Keep Kolorado Kleen”

• smidgens •

Overheard on a chairlift between two snowboard chicks: “Hey, I just got a fresh wax job.” Response: “Really, snowboard or bikini?” Both laugh, then about 2 minutes later, “Seriously though, snowboard or bikini?” Heard in the lift line: “Dude, this is epic!” Reply: “Really? Then maybe you should write a poem about it.” Overheard on April Fools Day: “Every day is Gaper Day as far as I can tell.” Sundried tomatoes taste too strong. They're like getting punched in the tongue. (about Mike's snowboarding abilities) "It's not that I don't have faith in you, it's just that I think you have too

I was the law and order. - Frank Gifford

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

do you see what I see?

Let’s Use a Different Economic Map ScottFord

nity Indicators Project (CIP) and the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative The Local • Steamboat Springs Livability Index are very good maps. For It happened four times last week. I our journey I am going to use both CIP and heard the dreaded three legged stool analLivability Index. These two when used in ogy used when someone was attempting to combination are the equivalent of the Rand describe the local economy. This analogy McNally Road Atlas in understanding the creates the visual image of a stool with three legs all of equal length. The “legs” are labeled local economy. We are a county whose residents derive agriculture, mining and tourism. Good grief! most of their income from working. PersonThis analogy drives me crazy. It likely drives al income can be me crazy in the same way that discussions divided into two about the world being flat drove Ferdinand broad categories, Magellan crazy. It is just not so. labor and nonI think we have been describing our labor sources. economy as a three legged stool for so long Labor source people actually believe it. If a “three-legged” income consists economy ever existed in Routt County, of wages,salaries where the legs of the stool were of equal and proprietors’ length, it was only fleeting and likely took profits. Nonplace between the years of 1965 and 1970. Labor income So just as Magellan left on his journey consists of around the world in 1519 I ask you to join investment reme on yet another knowledge journey as we sults (interest, dividends, and capital gains), explore the breadth and depth of the Routt pensions, rent and royalty payments. County / Steamboat Springs’ economy. The percentage split between labor and Fortunately our journey will not take 16 non-labor source income is about 70/30. months. This segment of the journey will This ratio has been relatively stable for the take only 3 to 4 minutes. I promise to return past 30 years. This means we are not being you back to exactly the same spot that you taken over by trust funders and retirees. are currently occupying when you finish The labor source income we earn comes reading, unless you are driving. from a wide variety of industry sectors. And Let’s first unroll a few maps to see what yes, agriculture, mining and tourism are we know about the local economic landindustry sectors that are included. In Routt scape. We have some surprisingly good maps County we earn our income from 21 very describing the local economy. There are also broad and distinct industry sectors. If we some very poor maps. A very poor map that is rolled out each month is the City Sales Tax must use analogies that involve “legs” the local economy likely looks more like a mutant Collection report that compares the prior spider than a bar stool. month’s collections to the prior year and to Total labor source income in Routt other Colorado ski towns. In understanding County is about $800 million. Of that about the scope of the local economy this map is 1/10th of one percent is earned in the agrithe equivalent of a bar napkin. culture sector. To put agriculture’s contribuThe Yampa Valley Partners – Commu-

tion to labor source income in perspective it is about 300% smaller than the wages, salaries and proprietors’ profits earned from the retail liquor stores in the county. I do not want to be misunderstood. Agriculture contributes to the local economy in very valuable ways; however, it is difficult to measure the value of its contribution in dollars. Personal income earned from the mining sector which includes all natural resource extractive industries, (oil, gas, coal, etc.) account for about 8.5%. As a percentage of income the mining and the health care industry are relatively equal. There is no industry sector called “tourism”. There are industry sectors such as accommodations, food services, arts/entertainment, recreation and retail trade. The vast majority of the economic activity associated with tourism occurs in these sectors. With the exception of accommodations, the local resident uses these services as well. Excluding accommodations it is likely that “locals” account for up to 25% to 30% of the economic activity occurring in these sectors. This means that wage/salary income generated directly by tourism activity is about $125 - $130 million annually. Or, to put it another way tourism activity accounts for about 16% of Routt County’s wages/salaries.

That which is not just is not law. - William Lloyd Garrison

The industry sectors often cited in the three legged stool analogy (agriculture, mining, tourism) collectively comprise about 25% of the sources of personal income in the county. Is it exactly 25%? No, but I can assure you it is not over 30%. The local economy is not a three legged stool it is so much more. That is how I see it! Next Issue – The mama-jamma economic driver that arrived in Routt County 8 years ago that will shape our future.

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009

Our Story

The Great Depression Part XI Governor Johnson Paul&EllenBonnefield

The Local • Steamboat Springs Colorado’s Governor, later senator, Edwin C. Johnson “Big Ed” is a political enigma. In his autobiography, Confessions of a Maverick, Ferry Carpenter described Johnson’s politics. “In 1938 the Colorado Republican leadership picked Ralph Carr to get the party out of its political doldrums by running him for governor of Colorado against an unexciting Democratic incumbent, Teller Ammons. Our Colorado senator, ‘Big Ed’ Johnson from Craig, was a Democrat but rabidly anti-New Deal. We felt that Big Ed would give our man strong support, just as though he were a Democrat.” Carpenter and Johnson worked hand in glove defeating Ammons. Glen E. Neville of the Rocky Mountain News believed Johnson reminded voters of Abe Lincoln. “They love him when he stammers thru a speech that often as not is marked with grammatical errors. They laugh at witticisms that would not pass as such if spoken by another man.” Johnson was a master machine politician knowing how to gain and hold power. Born 1884 in Kansas of Swedish parents, Johnson soon moved to Nebraska. At 23 he was a Union Pacific telegraph operator at Green River, Wyoming. Contracting tuberculosis, he and his wife moved to Fountain, Colorado. During the Great Divide boom the family homesteaded in Moffat County. In 1918, he was elected county assessor and became manager of the Farmer’s Cooperative. During the 1920s he began his political climb in state and national offices. Johnson was not a KKK member; however, he agreed with many of the Klan’s 1920s goals -100 percent American, anti-intellectual, anti-liberal and racist (especially Mexicans.) Promising to cut taxes and reduce government programs, in 1933 Johnson became governor. Returning to Craig after President Roosevelt’s first 100 days, Johnson spoke to

a large crowd. He believed, “We cannot continue the dole for two reasons: First because we have not the finances and even if we had, it is wrong to continue with a system which is undermining every standard of citizenship which we hold dear in this great state.” He continued, “I am not an alarmist but, unless some means is taken to provide employment for our … men, I believe that we will see this state under marshal law… We’ll see violence and bloodshed. However, I am not afraid of what the citizens of Colorado will do when the time comes. They will meet the emergency without fear.” For Johnson relief was an un-American dole; however, internal warfare was both affordable and patriotic. Due to Senator Edward P. Costingan’s work, Colorado was the eighth state to receive Federal Emergency Relief (FERA). Believing Johnson would provide matching funds, FERA Director Harry Hopkins advanced millions of dollars. Using several ploys, Johnson refused the matching funds. He wanted to use relief funds to increase his political machine’s power. Johnson wanted Richard M. Board, Jr., a political hack, as overall relief director. Hopkins insisted on professional social workers regardless of party. (Although it took several years, this was the beginning of the end for Colorado’s long history of corrupt political machines that depended upon controlling

poor peoples’ votes.) On January 1, 1934, Hopkins cut off relief funds to Colorado. Ten thousand recipients were without assistance. On January 3, the legislature was scheduled to begin its work. An estimated 5,000 protesters arrived at the state Capital, but no elected officials including the governor showed up. The events were later reported in the Nation as America’s first Communist revolution. It was not a radical demonstration – simply hungry people who wanted to talk to their representatives. In late January, under Routt County’s representative A. H. Poppen’s gavel, the “Twiddling 29th” [legislature] approved a token tax for matching funds and adjourned. Hopkins renewed relief work, and Johnson never forwarded the funds. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) replaced the FERA in 1935. All non-employable

people were placed under state care. Johnson used the matching funds tax to pay the welfare cases. Welfare payments in Grand County were only $8 per month. In 1936, Johnson called a special session to provide matching money for state highways and Social Security. The legislature appropriated $20 million for highways and nothing for Social Security. In the1936 election voters approved a tax to strengthen the 1933 old age pension law. The people’s wishes were ignored. It took two more votes and World War II before old age pensioners received their full pensions. In 1935, unemployed men hissed and booed Johnson from the platform at the Denver Auditorium when he boasted on his relief efforts. Johnson argued unemployment was caused by cheap Mexican labor taking American jobs. He had hundreds of Mexicans held in a “bull pen” on Table Mountain near Golden. Thirty-two people, of which twenty-two were Americans, were driven into Mexico and released. This caused an international crisis. Johnson backed down. In 1936 he declared marshal law and closed Colorado highways to Mexicans. The real political power, Great Western Sugar Company spoke and Johnson opened the highways. Yet, in his own way Johnson genuinely represented Colorado’s and especially northwestern Colorado’s contradictions.

The law always limits every power it gives. - David Hume

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

Dr Dawns Rx

Prescription Drug Addiction Dr DawnObrecht

The Local • Steamboat Springs

Several recent tragedies have occurred in our community. A death due to prescription drug addiction and overdose, other recent prescription drug overdoses resulting in hospitalization, one a probable suicide attempt, one resulting in brain damage, and several non-fatal overdoses are affecting many lives. Countless other drug users are walking around and driving , on the same roads as you and I, stoned, loaded on their legal drugs. The disease of drug addiction (alcoholism is just alcohol addiction) is treatable. The excruciating pain to the family, as well as to the addict himself, that results from the consequences of addiction can be resolved. To understand this problem of prescription drug abuse, let’s look at an analogy from the physical. If you have an injured wrist or ankle, go to your doctor and get a script for narcotic pain relievers, the pain will be reduced, even though the fracture, sprain or dislocation itself is not treated. If you continue to take the narcotics, continuing to use your ankle or wrist, you will need ongoing medication. The injury continues to hurt, less so when you are using higher doses of narcotics, but the underlying problem is never diagnosed or treated. You keep taking, indefinitely, a medication that is not helping to treat the injury. Your doctor has made a mistake. He has not diagnosed the injury and treated it properly…he is just helping you cover up the pain with drugs. If the injured joint is properly treated with immobilization, surgery if needed, it will have the opportunity to heal, eliminating the need for ongoing pain relievers. This is one of many medical conditions made worse by inappropriate treatment. If your doctor gives you “pain-killers” for your emotional pain, not diagnosing the underlying fracture, dislocation, or other injury to your emotional and spiritual health, he is making a mistake. Taking ongoing narcotic or sedative-hypnotic medication is not the treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction any more than it is for an untreated bone or joint injury. Conversely, abstinence from mind altering drugs allows the opportunity to feel, to deal with the un-

derlying emotional and spiritual injury that makes you think you need medication, and to heal. To be clear, I am not talking about antidepressants, antibiotics, or ibuprofen. None of them cause a “high” or effectively cover emotional pain, nor do they bring much money on the streets. (If any prescribers have read this far, congratulations; I trust you agree. Remember that street value is one way to tell how much of a “high” your scripts provide. For example, Oxycontin currently goes for $1 per mg. on the streets in some places and antidepressants don’t sell at all). Readers, the prescribing habits of your doctor, or non-doctor, will not change, not due to this article, not due to law suits against him, not due to deaths from his patient overdosing on drugs prescribed by him. If you want to get off of drugs, or get sober from alcohol and not switch to alcohol in pill form (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, etc.), you get to do it in spite of your (well meaning but tragically misinformed) physician. Wean yourself from your dependence on him or her. Find people who know how to not use drugs, ask them how they do it and ask them to help you. Check out recovery groups! You do not have to participate in the philosophy that “you can live a normal life on medication as soon as you get off of these drugs!” If you want mind-altering prescription drugs, to get high, to maintain an addiction, or to sell, you and I both know you can get them from many prescribers. You know the stories to report, the pain to feign, and the easiest doctors. If you want to get clean and sober instead, you can do that. It is up to you. Several non-medical people have asked me why doctors prescribe so many addictive drugs. The quizzical looks on the faces of non drug users is profound. They don’t understand why a doctor would give repeated, ongoing, large doses of drugs that are used

primarily to get high or to maintain a drug habit. Office and hospital staff roll their eyes when talking about the over-prescribing they see every day from their own physician employers and other providers they work with in hospital settings. Why would a doctor, or non-doctor who has license to prescribe controlled substances, prescribe substances that do so much harm? Good question! Since doctors are generally very well meaning, the answer is usually that they do not know that they are doing harm and perpetuating addiction. And they don’t know what else to do. Xanax deficiency is not a disease. Oxycontin, Percocet, and other narcotics are equivalent to synthetic Heroin. Every Heroin addict I know will use prescription narcotics, usually cooked up and injected, to maintain his habit if he cannot get Heroin. Klonopin and other Benzodiazepines are alcohol in pill form. Every alcoholic I know can stop drinking alcohol when taking Ativan, Xanax, or equivalent…eating his alcohol. We know this now. We know that prescribing ongoing mind-altering drugs perpetuates addiction. The problem is that not all doctors know this; or if they do, they do not know how to help you acknowledge you have a problem

and where to refer you for help. If you or someone you know wants help, contact Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or another support group in your area, or find an inpatient treatment center. If you are unable to find useful information, contact me through my website or email below. Do it now while you are thinking about it and before you die from this treatable disease. Excerpt from: Mission Possible, A Missionary Doctor’s Journey of Healing by Down V. Obrecht, M.D. “… My emotional safety is also my responsibility. Refusing to engage in a potentially destructive conversation or relationship, defending myself when verbally attacked, letting go of people with whom I can have nothing positive, and choosing healthy people as my friends, are all part of my self care.” 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 970-8468479 or Visit her at Copyright Dawn Obrecht 2009

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009

Nacho neighbor

That's Why

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Why do you live here? If I, (we) only had a nickle for each time a visitor asked right? It's one of the obligations that goes l with living in paradise. I've been on the bandwagon since 1989 seeing the vintage bike races. Sick machines from all eras ripping uphill on Mount Werner leaned over “wfo” as the pre-Grand base of the ski area and the Sheraton quickly came into their narrow focus. The whole mountain was covered in late day golden summer light. No Grand, remember? Then I stumbled on a place out in the middle of nowhere, where hot water pours from the hill. Nuff said. I didn't realize then that I would end up here, but I sure knew that it wouldn't suck. Twenty freaking years since my first visit! #%&$, I'd like a few back please. I was indeed correct. At least for me. I can't speak for any of the rest of you who call this home, but examples of world-class people doing extraordinary things happen every day. “World class” in my book are people like the big 3 that left us recently. Obviously the things they did will touch millions of people in the future. Those guys were rock stars. But the beautiful thing is that we see new folks doing good things as a result of good deeds done in the past. And no, not all of our rock stars are guys. It doesn't take much to see it all around. Two skiers are getting inducted into the hall of fame, a longtime ski patroller kicks ass in NASTAR, our junior hockey team pulling off their version of “A miracle on ice”, a female 'skimeister' with a 4.6 G.P.A. was in the Denver Post as a standout student/athlete. We won't hold it against her that she is a carpet bagger, but we will hold it against her that she is a Nebraska football fan. Ob-

viously she didn't get the memo. Regional sports enemies must be renounced prior to entry. That or keep it a freakin' secret. I don't want to dislike you personally for something so tragically flawed in your character, rather for something you may do. I'll go easy on the kid. Seriously, she may have the skills to pay the bills, but she came here to hone them. Me too. I came to hone my skills as well. As soon as I identify them, I'll get right on it. But in the meantime, this place will have to cradle me as I enjoy every day. I prefer those days to be sun riddled and warm, and my time is near. I do my best work from May-October. Right now, on a good day, within an hour, you can enjoy world-class skiing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, water skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, eating, drinking and laughing. Well maybe not the eating part, but we're working on it. There are few people with some skills starting to put us on the map. I'm really surprised it's taken this long, but I guess part of it has to do with the mentality of the surrounding area. That's a good thing. It's managed to keep a lid on our little slice of heaven. The parent side of me loves the relative security that my kids enjoy as they to hone their skills. Right now they are learning how to spend my money. I'm pretty sure they have a good handle on it. Perhaps now we could try the next thing. Hmmmm... Well, there is that big hill up there. There are those trails down south, there is that lake just down the road, and there is that skate park. And after that there is that restaurant with a deck and lots of sun, friends, lies and laughs. Imagine trying to explain that to a stranger on the bus in six minutes.

Ask a mexican

Police Brutality GustavoArellano The Local • Steamboat Springs Dear Mexican: Why are Mexicans so proud of the brutality of their police force? They seem to glamorize it in all their music and telenovelas. Batons Are Bats, Or Super Oracles Dear BABOSO: I’ll let you know when Dirty Harry, Detec- tive Sipowicz, Chief Wiggum and the producers of COPS get back to me, m’kay? Dear Mexican: Why aren’t more Mexicans talking about the economic destruction the NAFTA treaty has caused in Mexico and the role it plays in the immigration problem? Guanajuato, home state of former Mexican president Vicente Fox, went from being Mexico’s breadbasket to chiefly exporting immigrants because of the influx of American subsidized cereals that the NAFTA treaty allows. The Americans aren’t going to talk about it, so why don’t the Mexicans? Angry Chica Tired of All the Shutting Up Dear Wabette: You’re wrong. The mainstream media have spilled mucho ink over the North American Free Trade Agreement recently on account of its quinceañera this year. Chicano activists and Know Nothings, in a rare moment of standing on the same side of an issue, have spent years railing against NAFTA, although for different reasons—the Right fears the free flow of Mexicans into the United States, while the Left has tracked the devastation that the free market wrought upon a state-controlled economy. Meanwhile, the Mexican plain ol’ folk have spoken loudly and many times against NAFTA—with their feet. Dear Mexican: So, I’m in a Mexican restaurant, and it’s panic time: Here come the mariachis! Mexican, help me. What can I request so as to not appear to be a dolt by asking for the 12th “La Bamba” or (worse yet) “Guantánamera” of their shift? Sure, “Bésame Mucho” is a gringo’s best friend, but I want something that the players will know and be happy to play for a change. Maybe something a little dirty, even, or with a subtle anti-gringo inside joke? And please make it easy for me to remember. I’ll be drunk. Modern Luxury Dear Gabacho: For once, the Mexican is stumped, overwhelmed with unlimited semiosis. Simply too many choices, amigo! You can get the mariachi happy by requesting “El Rey” (“The King”) or “Volver, Volver” (Return, Return) because it’ll fill them simultaneously with bravado and wussiness and encourage the audience to sing along with the chorus, but the Mexican finds these songs to be the “My Way” and

“Freebird” of Mexican music. Personally, I like to ask for “La Malagüeña” (“The Lady From Malaga,” a song of love) and “Un Puño de Tierra” (“A Fistful of Dirt,” a Sartrean ditty of existential angst that goes wonderfully with Herradura tequila) because the canciones are both standards that nevertheless don’t get as much recognition as they deserve. But if you want to test a mariachi’s mettle, ask for “El Mil Amores” (“The One Thousand Loves”) and “Carabina 30-30” (“Carbine 30-30”)—the former because it’s my theme song and written by the severely underappreciated Cuco Sanchez, the latter porque it’s one of the few Mexican Revolution-era corridos that still notches regular airtime at parties (but not on radio, alas). But I’m sure readers have better picks, and since Cinco de Mayo is upon us, I turn it over to ustedes. Okay, cabrones: What mariachi songs do you recommend gabachos request as they drinko por Cinco in a couple of weeks? Give me the song’s title and 50 words or less explaining its beauty to gabachos, and I’ll print the best picks for my Cinco de Mayo column! El VPH es el más común virus transmitido sexualmente. Pero el VPH es importante principalmente porque puede causar cáncer cervical en las mujeres. La VNA también puede suministrar la vacuna a mujeres de pocos ingresos entre las edades de 19-26 años que no tengan seguro médico bajo la cobertura del Programa de Asistencia a Pacientes de la compañía Merck. Haga el favorde llamar a la VNA para averiguar si cumple con los requisitos. Para obtener más información, o hacer una cita, llame a la VNA en Steamboat marcando el 879-1632, o visítenos en 940 Central Park Drive, suite 101; o en Craig, marcando el 824-8233, o visitando 745 Russell Street. Llame al 871-7678 para hacer una cita para cualquiera de los programas ya sea en Steamboat o en Craig. Tenemos vacunas disponibles contra la Hepatitis para adultos con ciertos factores de riesgo. Al completar la serie de Hepatitis B se obtiene protecciòn contra esta enfermedad de transmisión sexual. Para màs información llame a VNA al 879-1632 o al 871-7678 si no habla inglès. VNA Servicios Disponibles • Su niño (a) puede recibir vacunas en ($0 y $14):VNA, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101, Steamboat 879-1632, pero llame al 871-7678 para hacer cita si no habla inglés. Intérprete disponible para clients que hablan español.

The good of the people is the greatest law. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

get lit

MichelleDover The Local • Steamboat Springs

The Amazing Adventures of Human Beings

Yes, yes, we all love the founding fathers of the United States of America. Their biographies always have a hold list at the library when they arrive from the publishers. Authors do a brilliant job of recreating these men’s lives through the plethora of documents left behind. Ask yourself: Was my great, great, great grandma perched on the end of her rocking chair worshipping the founding fathers? Was that same grandma working her knitting needles impatiently waiting for news about their latest speech? Remember that great grandma couldn’t even vote, maybe grandma couldn’t even read, maybe grandma didn’t have access to news and information. Maybe grandma was doing the laundry on a rock in the river. In the last decade more and more readers have turned to historical fiction to fill in the gaps left in history. People want to see their working class immigrant family, their African-Americans ancestors in and out of slavery, women and children. Historical fiction is a good bet in the publishing industry these days having won some of the major literary awards of the past several years. Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, set in 1930s New York; Margaret

Atwood’s The Blind Assassin (1930s Canada) and Peter Carey’s The True History of the Kelly Gang (19th century Australia), were the winners of the 2000 and 2001 Booker Prize, respectively. Also, a growing number of historic novels have become bright stars for publishers over the past few years, and these works have given the field an ever-increasing audience. Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (set in 17th century Delft), Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha (set in early 20th century Japan), Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent (set in Biblical times). For minorities and women historical fiction helps place them in history, thus reclaiming a past that isn’t readily available in the history books. Dennis Lehane ,The Given Day Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, The Given Day follows the experiences of a family whose lives mirror the political unrest of an America caught between its well-patterned past and an unpredictable future. Coursing through some of the pivotal events of the time—including the Spanish Influenza pandemic—and culminating in the Boston Police Strike of 1919. A compelling narrative, with richly drawn

characters. Sally Gunning ,Bound: A young indentured servant in pre–Revolutionary War Massachusetts escapes her brutal master and begins a new life on Cape Cod. Life, however, is far from simple, and the ensuing drama forces the young girl to grapple with what it means to pursue personal freedom. What's more, as she struggles to integrate past and present, the era's sexual politics and religious and political fervor come alive. Aleksandar Hemon ,The Lazarus Project On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. A provocative, and entertaining

novel. Colin Sargent ,Museum of Human Beings In 1805, Lewis and Clark embarked on one of the most fantastic journeys in American history. For approximately two years, Sacagawea, traveling with her infant son Jean-Baptiste, endured the harsh challenges of the American wilderness as she led the expedition forward. The novel focuses on Jean-Baptiste and his struggle to find his identity. The boy's education (sponsored by Clark), his travels with European nobility, and his return to his own roots as a guide and explorer are vividly brought to life. Kathleen Kent ,The Heretic's Daughter Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

audrey rose


The Local • Steamboat Springs With her wedding only five days away, Audrey Rose felt as if she needed to cleanse herself before entering a new phase of life. The marriage was only one aspect; that was a piece of paper, signed only in ink, not blood. As Audrey Rose saw it, she was entering into a three year contract of friendship that involved not only her white and red blood cells, but also the hair on her head, as each hair would be waking up in new surroundings, not to mention that her heart usually had something to say about things. She started where it was easy. Mixing bleach and water, she began to scrub down the walls of her closet. With fingers burning and turning red, layers of her memories were wiped away. While the walls held no dirt, held no scars, the molecules of time captured within those four walls had clung to the space within. Splatters of bleach stained the carpet, erasing color, so Audrey Rose poured the rest of the solution on the floor until the tan turned the color of a summer’s cloud, and like a cloud whose edges fall away with the rain, the carpet fell away from its structure, disappearing into nothingness. With the closet cleaned, she turned to herself. Stripping down, she brought her clothes to her nose and could smell the places she had been - caught in a sequin. She filled the bathtub with water and Rose petals and left the skirt and tank top floating on top. The next part would be the hardest, so she stood in front of a mirror.



Looking at herself, she saw places she had been touched, lives that might have been. She saw her first kiss, saw eyes before they grew old and realized in order to bring herself into a pure place she needed to be birthed anew. There was only one place she could think of. The cold lived as a separate entity, unable to reach through her body. Inside, excitement frothed, making every part of her being want to giggle and dance. Her feet found the place where snow met dirt, where winter was kept at bay and darkness welcomed her. Bones littered the floor of the cave. Staleness and death mixed with power. Tufts of fur outlined an indentation in the dirt, well packed and slept in. The remains of the mountain lion that had lived and hunted showed only age and peace. Audrey Rose crawled as far back as she could into the cave. Drops of water spread open a rock, at first a small crack, then two halves. From this place, Audrey Rose drank. Liquid flowed through, filling her until she threw up. Different color liquids came out of her, green then yellow and still she drank until all that came out was water as pure as the water she drank in. Satisfied, Audrey Rose sat down. Her left hand dug into the dirt and

sprinkled it over her body, a little at a time. She covered her toes, feet, belly button. She kept digging. Soft soil became damp and hardened over her body. Everything was covered but her face and left arm. Carefully she packed mud over her chin, sculpted it around her nose. Lastly she covered her eyes. Unable to open, they rested. Unable to take in the world outside of her, they looked within in. Her naked hand rested exposed on the earth. The hand of creation could destroy just as easily, but for now it lay still. Dreams came and went. Images skittered past, impossible to hold on to. Audrey Rose was grasping. Balloons kept slipping out of her hand, filling the sky with colors that exploded, falling down as wings with bloodied stumps. When she tried to pick one up, the stump began to wriggle. Wormlike, the wing crawled across the ground, dug a hole and disappeared. One by one, the wings were sucked into the earth, sprouting up as weeds, tangled, golden covering the earth, climbing up Audrey Rose’s leg. Ravens landed on the flowers but the flowers didn’t fold, instead they grew stronger, spat out seeds. Regret grew a one-legged pig; guilt never came up for air. Hope floated in the sky. Storms of ravens still landed, pecking up seeds, turning into

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy

lovers, family and Audrey Rose. The hand twitched. Audrey Rose’s body jolted, a scream escaped her lips, cracked the earth over her. Her eyes could not break the seal so the hand wiped away the mud. Audrey Rose snapped a rib from the carcass of the mountain lion and carried it with her. Outside the cave, sun tried to blind her. She moved by instinct. Upward to Mirror Lake she sunk into the waters, holding her breath as long as she could. Her fingers scrubbed dirt from her scalp, ran along the length of her body. Her eyes stayed open, taking in roots and swaying grasses, until her body escaped for air. As she walked home, drops of water slowly dried. Her hair parted the same way it usually parted; her hands hung the same length down the side of her body, one holding the cat’s rib. Her feet stepped gently on the ground. Only the curve of her shoulder had changed, stretching slightly backward, away from her heart.

-Do not attempt to recreate the events of Audrey Rose’s life. They will result in internal and/or external death or at the very least a yeast infection. Contact the author – dagny@ Life Changing Moment – I realized that I could speak from my heart without talking and became an artist. For more life changing moments, check out

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009


CharlieHolthausen The Local • Steamboat Springs OK, First I want to thank all the readers of THE LOCAL who emailed me in response to last issue's article on Hybrid Vehicles. This is the next installment on hybrid technology and a look at what might becoming down the road in the near future. I just got back from the International Auto Show in Denver this past weekend and had a chance to sit inside some of the new hybrids for sale right now. In my opinion, Honda and Toyota have the best gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles out there and also the most impressive sales numbers of any auto maker to date. As I mentioned in the last article, Honda has re-introduced the Insight Hybrid. This is an impressive 4-door hatchback design with a drive-train that has been proven over millions of miles and Honda's legendary warranty policy. Toyota's newest version of the popular Prius Hybrid is even better than before with lots of improvements and added features including a new sun roof. Chevy was at the show with their line up of hybrid Silverado Pick-ups, Tahoe and Yukon S.U.V.'s and the new Malibu Hybrid. A very cool

Part Two: Plug-in Hybrids feature of the Silverado Hybrid is its ability to power (4) 20 amp outlets for construction job sites or emergency power during outages. We also sat in the Saturn Vue "2-mode" Hybrid that incorporates 2 electric motors. The new Ford Escape Hybrid was there and has been praised by reviewers and environmentalists alike. Other manufactures to be introducing Hybrids in the near future are Chrysler, VW, Volvo, Porsche, Nissan, Mini, Aptera, Tesla, Mercedes Smart Car, and the list goes on... Right now, most production hybrids

get their battery charge from "re-gen" where the electric motor acts like a generator to charge the battery pack when braking or coasting down hills, and if the charge is low enough the gasoline engine will power up the generator to bring up the state of charge. In early 2005 some maverick engineering types rigged a Toyota Prius with a larger battery pack and a plug-in battery charger to give the Prius the ability to drive 20 miles on battery power alone. These modified cars are called Plug-in Hybrids or PHV's. If you are interested there is a great book called "Plug-In Hybrids -Cars that will Re-Charge America" By Sherry Boschert. Available on Amazon for $16.95 or used starting at $4.50. 75 percent of all American drivers travel less than 40 miles per day, (average). Imagine

if you could drive Monday through Friday without ever starting the gasoline engine? Just plug-in your car at night, when electric power-grid demand is low and rates are low, then un-plug in the morning and go. The new Chevy VOLT due to be released next year will be a plug-in electric vehicle. What about Hydrogen you say? Industry analysts predict that a full blown production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle is "decades" away. Hydrogen is a highly flammable gas that can be piped into an internal combustion engine in a way similar to gasoline or propane. When we talk about Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV's) we are going many steps farther than just burning hydrogen in a modified gasoline engine. Fuel Cell Vehicles will have on-board equipment to generate or produce hydrogen to power an electric motor! (Does this sound familiar?) REAL Fuel Cell Vehicles are essentially electric cars! At this stage of development, a compact fuel cell small enough for an electric vehicle platform costs about 1 million dollars. In the category of "OUT THERE" I have read articles about cars that use compressed air to power an "air motor". (like the air gun your mechanic uses to remove the lug nuts on your car.) The idea is to propel the car on compressed air stored in a high pressure tank and to re-capture lost energy in braking

and coasting down hills and recharge the compressed air into the storage tank. Filling stations will sell air charging and there is even a small on-board compressor that can be plugged in at home to recharge the air tank at night. In Loveland Colorado, a company called Lightning Hybrids is developing a Boi-Diesel / HYDRAULIC Hybrid that uses and stores hydraulic energy to assist the BioDiesel engine. ( see ) Some folks are looking at "Vehicle To Power Grid" (V2G) situations where thousands or millions of plug-in electric vehicles can feed power back into the electric grid during times of peak demand.(Kind-of like a huge storage tank for the electric utilities.) So... there you have it. Our vehicle landscape is guaranteed to change in ways we never would have imagined 5, 10 or 15 years ago. In our lifetimes we are going to see some fantastic designs and futuristic vehicles come down the road. ... you can experience the future today! Charlie Holthausen is the founder of Black Diamond Automotive in Steamboat and is master certified by ASE, the premier testing agency for automotive technicians. Charlie also holds the L-1 advanced level certifications. Send your comments and car questions to: captaincarburetor

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato


The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

Exploring the Sacred

Be Not Faithless, But Believing PaulStewart Interfaith• Steamboat Springs

Last week the interfaith group of Steamboat Springs held a public forum in the Masonic Temple above the Wildhorse Gallery. The setting was warm and inviting inside, while the weather outside was a little windy and cold after an early spring snow storm brought new life to the ski mountain. The topic was “Faith and Doubt” and the role those two ideas play in the various religious groups that were represented. Participants expressed ideas ranging from doubt being a motivation in seeking faith, to doubt being the antithesis of faith. While opinions are always varied at these meetings, there is one constant, and that is that the conversation is always respectful, enlightening and beneficial for all who attend. If you missed the meeting, here are some Mormon perspectives on faith and doubt. This month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints along with the rest of the Christian world celebrate Easter in remembrance of the Resurrection, when the risen Lord appeared first to Mary Magdalene, and later that day to the ten Apostles, Thomas being absent. “The other disciples therefore said unto him, “We have seen the Lord.” But Thomas, like so many then and now, said, “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.” ( John 20:25.)


We have all heard others speak what Thomas spoke and possibly felt the pangs of doubt. We might say, “Give us the empirical evidence. Prove before our very eyes, and our ears, and our hands, else we will not believe.” This is the language of the time in which we live, unfortunately brought on by so many who are in the public eye and give us so much reason to doubt. Thomas the Doubter has become the example of men in all ages who refuse to accept that which they cannot physically prove and explain—as if they could prove love, or faith, or even such physical phenomena as electricity or magnetism. Our message to the world is that there is someplace and someone you can, without reservations, place your faith and trust. That is in the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. Eight days after the Saviors first appearance to his Apostles, they were together again, this time with Thomas. “Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.” Singling out Thomas, he said: “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.” Thomas, astonished and shaken, “answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.” “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” ( John 20:26–29; italics added.)

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. - Thomas Hobbes

The original Apostles stand as a solid witness and foundation that Jesus really did rise again. He was seen by hundreds of others in and around Jerusalem in his resurrected body. For them there was no room in their beings for doubt. For us today, their testimony and the beauties all around us are ample reason to be not faithless, but believing. John says of the creation that “all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” ( John 1:3.) Can anyone who has walked beneath the stars at night or seen the touch of spring in the Rocky Mountains doubt the hand of divinity in creation? It makes us think as the Psalmist: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” To all who may have doubts, I repeat the words given Thomas as he felt the wounded hands of the Lord: “Be not faithless, but believing.” Believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the greatest figure of time and eternity. Believe that his matchless life reached back before the world was formed. Believe that he was the Creator of the earth on which we live. Believe that he was Jehovah of the Old Testament, that he was the Messiah of the New Testament, that he died and was resurrected, that he visited the western continents and taught the people here, that he ushered in this final gospel dispensation, and that he lives, the living Son of the living God, our Savior and our Redeemer.

Paul served as Bishop in Steamboat for the past six years. He and his wife Wendy have four children. His training comes from studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and from years of service including a two-year, full time proselytizing mission. He is employed by TIC as Quality Assurance Manager.

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Mile High Club LeslieFaulkner The Local • Steamboat Springs On Wikepedia, The Mile High Club has its very own listing. The MHC is a term that applies to people who do it in the sky, at least one mile above the planet. It’s only a club in the sense that you say you are a member. This is similar to joining Alcoholics Anonymous. No one in the general public knows you’re a member. If you have nothing better to do between Denver and New York, and you wanna bang each other against a metal airplane toilet, I hope you and the other club member are midgets. There are hundreds of websites dedicated to these types of semi -public displays of sexual activity. Ranging from airline captains and flight attendants who do it on the fly, to people who hook up on planes and never see each other again. Even married couples looking for a cheap thrill adorne these sites. Plenty of people who are members of the Mile High Club actually have a fetish for airplanes, captains and flight attendants. As one who hates to fly, I can kind of relate to foot

fetishes. But a fetish for the airlines as an industry? Now that’s even creepier than framing your girl friend’s black pumps. I started an email correspondence with a gentleman who worked for President George Bush Jr. once as a Homeland Security officer. This guy whom I will call ‘Arnold’ to protect his identity, started his sleuthing career snooping out would -be terrorists on airplanes after 9-11. According to him, he found a much bigger threat in our blue skies. Arnold is a retired security guard from a very prestigious shopping Mall somewhere in Bum-F@&$Idaho (did I just say that?). I meant Alabama. He emails me this: When President Bush apportioned me to catch rag heads I said you bet your ass Mr. Bush! I wood be honered to catch those nasty mother f-ers for y’all. Until all I saw was forneekashun up there in them skies. In the head, over the freeze dried

chicken dumplings, for pete’s sake , in the daggon cock pit with the captain and them stewardesses. Every time I reported to Mr. Bush this awfulness in our fair skies, he always come back with the same response: forneekashun is okay Arnold. Now go round up some rag heads. So what did Arnold find up there in the overly friendly skies? One time, some floozie was pretending like she was puckin’ into a paper bag on this dudes lap. Well, she had cut a god forsaken hole in that paper bag and every time she gagged, well, she wasn’t barfin’ if ya know what I mean. And Mr. Bush… He said fornication was okay? Yeah, So I quit and started my own little company to catch those mother f-in', mile high club- ers. I got sponsorship from important people. Like Rush Limbaugh, and Amtrak. Amtrak? As in trains? Yeah. They can’t stand it when someone is having sex on planes. It makes riding the train seem pretty boring and it’s bad for business. So, if you decide to join the Mile High Club in the near future, watch out for Arnold, Rush Limbaugh and Amtrak. You may want to make sure someone is flying the plane in case the Captain is indisposed.

The law is reason, free from passion. - Aristotle


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The safety of the people shall be the highest law. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. - Theodore Roosevelt


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green Acres

Healthy Remodeling – Part 1, Flooring Trends AngelaAshby Eco Broker • Steamboat Springs

For those of you who have decided to embark on a remodel, I have recently learned a great deal about how to do it so you remain healthy, while living in the chaos. Our homes are some of our biggest investments in life and so are its inhabitants. There are much healthier ways to remodel that will save you in the long haul. Remodeling now can mean higher returns when you decide to sell. I recently spent some time with Doug Hurth who owns Building for Health Eco Center (BFH). I will do my best at explaining what goes behind some of the products they sell, but he is the expert. Doug and Andrea Hurth’s store on 4th Street between Lincoln and Yampa Street and is one of many franchise stores that were the brainchild of Cedar Rose Guelberth. She opened the first store in Carbondale 20 years ago and has been researching and exploring green products for 30 years. If you thought green building was just a passing trend, then you might question why she is opening 3 more stores across the nation this year! Yes, this year, in this economy. Sustainable building is not a trend. IT MAKES SENSE PEOPLE! Green building is about better

built homes, healthier inhabitants, energy efficiency and more efficient use of materials. This article is about flooring. Doug and Andrea are huge believers in using products that do not emit harmful fumes (aka VOC’s - volatile organic compounds) also known as off-gassing. Their life experience combined with the knowledge and research that Cedar Rose provides on products, helps the consumer make a decision about what is really green. Beware of green-washing! Not all products are created equal. Don’t get bamboozled! This sustainable and durable grass is a great alternative to wood flooring. Beware of inexpensive bamboo laminate flooring. It is best to find solid bamboo flooring because the two species (wood and bamboo) don’t always cooperate with one another. The optimum time to harvest bamboo is when it is 8’ tall. Younger bamboo can retain too much moisture which can cause “shrinkage” and de-lamination after installation. Consider

spending a little more for the good grass. BFH carries EcoTimber flooring and their motto is “Healthy, forests. Healthy, homes.” All of their hardwoods and bamboo flooring are sustainably harvested and produced without stinky formaldehyde, since 1992. Visit for more information about their products, or just go ask Doug. Cork it! Much to my surprise, cork is not on the list of endangered materials as once rumored. Apparently, that was an effort amongst winemakers to produce fresher wines and reduce the opportunity for bacteria growth. The Cork Oak is a medium-sized, evergreen oak tree that is native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa. Portugal accounts for 50% of the world cork harvest. The harvesting of cork does not damage the tree if done at the appropriate growth period. For more information on cork that you can possibly stand, visit Wikipedia. There are some great cork flooring choices at BFH ranging from

tiles to 1’x3’ planks which are floating floors and fit into each other. Portability factor if you are a renter and no glues needed. Cork has excellent insulating qualities and is easy on your tootsies. Fun Floors! Retro is in ya’ll. Marmoleum is old school linoleum taken up a notch. For high traffic areas or spaces where you want to have some fun and maintain durability, you need to check this stuff out. It comes in 6’7’ rolls or 13x13 tiles. It is made of pine shavings, natural earth pigments, jute backing and linseed oil. Another fun product is FLOR. These are 19.7” x 19.7” modular carpet tiles. Much of their product is made of recycled materials and has some of the lowest VOC’s on the market. They are also promoting a zero waste program for their customers. Old pieces can be returned to the manufacturer for recycling. Less in the landfill! This stuff is cooler than the other side of the pillow, says Doug. That’s all the time we have for flooring. Tune in next time for more healthy green remodeling tips on walls and counters. In the meantime, you can contact me at angela@ or call Doug at 870.1599.

inebriated informant

InebriatedInformant The Local • Steamboat Springs

Altruistic altered states and the coincidental consequences of said states have been legally hindering to the informant over the past few months. My Doctor of Jurisprudence has been advising me on how to receive the hardened fist of the law. This fist takes many different forms. One of these is the probationary ordeal of them pirating the contents of your bladder for several years. Each time they steal your piss they make you pay them. This is about as awesome as some privateer boarding your boat, stealing all of your worldly belongings, including your pride and women, and then giving you a bill. This bill must be paid or else they come back and steal whatever monies you have acquired in their absence. Piracy is defined as a war-like act committed by a non-state actor. Once there is a state to back it up it’s just called governance. The term is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘to have luck at the sea.’ This luck at sea is usually manifested in form of someone with a huge entitlement complex stealing things from the innocent. The origins of this act


Probationary Piracy

have a certain mythos that is often portrayed by swashbuckling, charmingly effeminate actors. But the grim reality is that these ‘magnificent bastards’ actually aided in the development of the modern slave trade and established the Barbary States. The Barbary Coast was comprised of Morocco, Tunisia, Tripoli and Algiers. Essentially this region of Northern Africa became the hotbed for much of the European and African slave traders. In fact, the cheeky Barbarossa’s, or red beards, happened to steal about a million people from Europe and sell them into slavery in Africa. The Barbary Corsairs robbed American trade ships so much that Thomas Jefferson actually bribed them to stay away. Only with the discovery of the new world and the establishment of the triangle trade did Africa become the main target for these sleazy slave traders. Of course, if one has an unlimited budget, one can bribe any privateer whether state -backed or not to leave one alone. However, modern probation is not bribery because it has been made legal, but probation is essentially paying the machine to leave you

Law and justice are not always the same. - Gloria Steinem

alone. If you don’t pay these people with the aforementioned complex of entitlement, then the hard fist of the law punches you in the face and makes you pay more. Yippee. My Doctor also recommends that I pay these pirates for at least two years or they will call the boys in blue to keel haul me and then

give me a bill for that as well. #%&@ my life! Note: Image of the infamous Barbary Corsair, Barbarossa. This privateering criminal is probably a distant relative of the dirty scheming bureacrats that institute the state-backed

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What do I care about law? Ain't I got the power? - Cornelius Vanderbilt


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out in the boat

• Music • theater

• sports • events

Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas


thursday APRIL

Full Moon Beginning of Passover The Hef. was born today Steamboat Springs Community Blood and Bone Marrow Drive Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center To schedule an appointment call Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-3650006 option 2 or 1-303-363-2300. Sign up online at – use site code 0234 Walk-ins are welcome after 2:30 p.m. as space permits. Please eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating. All donors receive free pizza, soft drinks and snacks Join religious leaders of Steamboat. Leaders from the Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Methodist, Mormon, Islamic, and Jewish faiths will explore how doubt interfaces with their faith. This free community forum will be held at 6:30 pm in the Masonic Lodge located on 8th and Lincoln downtown. For more information call 846-8504. Nondenominational community bible study for women. 9-11 AM @ Concordia Lutheran Church. For more information contact Martha, 871.4751 VNA offers drop in clinic 2-4 PM for adolescent’s ages11-18 years, for any recommended vaccine at $0-$14/shot. Come to 940 Central Park Dr, Suite 101 or call 879-1632. Parents must be present for children under 18 years and should bring vaccine records. The meditative 'centering prayer': United Methodist Church hosts a meditative lunch break practicing "Centering Prayer" from 12:15 to 12:45p.m. at the church at Eighth and Oak streets. Contact Pastor Matt Krier at 879-1290. Uranium Mine Snowshoe Tour . (Snowshoes can be rented from Yampatika for $10.) This program is sponsored by the U. S. Forest Service and is FREE! Please call Yampatika at 871-9151 to register. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Colorado Mountain College presents this family-friendly, always entertaining, Broadway musical, featuring some of your favorite Peanuts characters: Charlie, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Sally and Schroeder (not suitable for children under 5)! At the Steamboat Springs High School Theatre. 7pm.Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 students/ seniors and are available at Epilogue Book Co. 870-2665 or at the door.


Martini Night @Boathouse, $6 Martinis


friday APRIL

Good Friday Joseph Pulitzer’s birthday Free Rape Prevention Seminar For girls and women 12 and over at CMC gym. 5:30 - 8:30 pm You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Colorado Mountain College presents this family-friendly, always entertaining, Broadway musical, featuring some of your favorite Peanuts characters: Charlie, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Sally and Schroeder (not suitable for children under 5)! At the Steamboat Springs High School Theatre. 7pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 students/ seniors and are available at Epilogue Book Co. 870-2665 or at the door.


saturday APRIL

Tesetas Birthday BABYTIME 10-10:30 AM @ Bud Werner Memorial Library. A program that enhances a baby’s natural love of language through rhymes, movement, Mother Goose and simple books. This drop-in program is free and no registration is required. Visit or call 879.0240 for more information. Cardboard Classic!!! Get ready for some craziness. Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour Join Yampatika for a snowshoe tour that explores the beauty and history of Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill. Bring water, a snack, and showshoes if you have them. (Snowshoes can be rented from Yampatika for $10.) Please call Yampatika at 871-9151 to register. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (not suitable for children under 5)! At the Steamboat Springs High School Theatre. 2pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 students/ seniors and are available at Epilogue Book Co. 870-2665 or at the door. Miller Lite Ladies Night. Tap house Every Saturday, the Tap House teams up with Miller Lite. Bartenders will be serving up $2.50 Miller Lites while DJ Also Starring spins dance tracks all night long.


sunday APRIL

Easter Herbie Hancock’s birthday IGLESIA EN ESPANOL 7 AM @ Steamboat Christian Center FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS FOR THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot


monday APRIL

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday VNA offers drop in clinic 12-4 PM for FREE Pneumonia Vaccine and FREE health consultations to uninsured, low income adult smokers or asthmatics. Come to 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101 or call 879-1632. Introductory Pilates 12:30pm Yoga Center of Steamboat or call 970-819-3570 Basic Mat Pilates with a Physical Therapist: Pamela Turner, MSPT.This series is currently full through 3.23.09. Next 5 class series begins March 30. Drop-in basketball games 8:30 p.m., Colorado Mountain College: Alpine (Free) LIVE POKER TOURNIE @ Tap House. Free entry, play for points and prizes.


tuesday APRIL

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Howelsen Park Ice Arena (Free) WING NIGHT @ Tap House KARAOKE 9:30 PM @ The Boat House Pub, $1 Bud Draft Night


wednesday APRIL

Rubber Eraser Day Country virtuoso Roy Clark was born today Resume Writing Workshop Every Wednesday, 10:00am-11:00am Call 970-367-4416 to reserve a spot. $5.00 per person.Job Searching Networking Group Join our Steamboat Springs networking group! We will discuss creative marketing ideas to sell your skills, alternative working solutions, and networking for new opportunities. Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm at Epilogue bookstore. $5.00 per person. Bring your resume. Call 846-6381 for more information and to reserve a spot. Intermediate Polestar Pilates Mat Class: Pamela Turner, MSPT Wednesday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM This class is aimed for those intermediate levels and above. Pamela Turner,MSPT. Physical Therapy, Pilates Training. 970-819-3570 701 Yampa St. 970-8701522 Available for private instruction by appointment only. IRISH NIGHT @Boathouse Pub Irish Food Specials $3 Guinness, $3 Black and Tans, $4 Jameson, and $5 Car bombs.

b r NONDENOMINATIONAL COM- s i MUNITY BIBLE STUDY FOR V WOMEN 9-11 AM @ Concordia Lutheran Church. For more informa- 8 tion contact Martha, 871.4751 E VNA offers drop in clinic 2-4 PM for J t adolescents ages11-18 years, for any recommended vaccine at $0-$14/shot. E B Come to 940 Central Park Dr, Suite 101 or call 879-1632. Parents must be i present for children under 18 years and r c should bring vaccine records. tact Pastor Matt Krier at 879-1290.

2 Uranium Mine Snowshoe Tour (Snowshoes can be rented from Yampa- t tika for $10.) This program is sponsored7 by the U. S. Forest Service and is FREE! – Please call Yampatika at 871-9151 to O s register. T 26th annual Cabaret Comedy Produc- i tion at The Grand. All shows start at 7:30pm Tickets now on sale, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm at The Depot Opening Night features Cabaret Style seating with Wine, Fruits and Cheeses, Tickets $50 will have theater style seating, Tickets $30 970-879-9008 x 104 Martini Night @Boathouse, $6 Martinis

West African Dance & DrumClasses with master teachers from GuineaM- J ixed-levels drum with Amara Mansare 5:30-6:30 p.m.Mixed-levels dance with I Youssouf Koumbassa 6:30-8 p.m.The 7 Depot$15 per classContact Jennie at (970) 736-0425 for more info, and visit F the Steamboat African Dance & Drum T Ensemble web site on www.yampavalley. 2 info for complete details.


VNA offers drop in clinic 12-4 PM FREE to uninsured, low income adults needing vaccination against hepatitis, HPV, tetanus, measles, chicken pox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. Any adult with risk factors may qualify for hepatitis vaccination at $0-$14/shot. Come to 940 Central Park Dr, Suite 101 or call 879-1632 Learn to Skate

If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting. - Mason Cooley

West African Dance & Drum Classes with master teachers from GuineaKids’ West African dance & drum 4-5 p.m. Dunun dance with Mariama Camara 5:30-7 p.m. (pre-registration required!) Intermediate/Advanced dance with Youssouf Koumbassa 7-8:30 p.m.The Depot$15 per classContact Jennie at (970) 736-0425


thursday APRIL

Emancipation Day Wilbur Wrights birthday The meditative 'centering prayer' United Methodist Church hosts a meditative lunch break practicing "Centering Prayer" from 12:15 to 12:45p.m. at the church at Eighth and Oak streets. Con-

friday APRIL

Pete Rose was born today West African Dance & Drum Classes with master teachers from GuineaMixed-levels drum with Amara Mansare 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mixed-levels dance with Youssouf Koumbassa 6:30-8 p.m.Steamboat Springs Community Center$15 per classContact Jennie at (970) 736-0425. web site on www. for complete details.

M E u b D n

Paul Revere Day Nikita Khrushchev’s birthday

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V 26th annual Cabaret Comedy Produc- F tion at The Grand. All shows start at h 7:30pm Tickets now on sale, Monday i C – Friday 9am – 5pm at The Depot Opening Night features Cabaret Style 1

seating with Wine, Fruits and Cheeses, Tickets $50 will have theater style seat- I ing, Tickets $30 970-879-9008 x 104 Y t 3 saturday Th Th APRIL 3 M Clarence Darrow was born today P 3 BABYTIME 10-10:30 AM @ Bud Werner Memorial 7 A Library. A program that enhances a


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out in the boat

• Music • theater

• sports • events

Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas baby’s natural love of language through rhymes, movement, Mother Goose and simple books. This drop-in program is free and no registration is required. Visit or call 879.0240 for more information. Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour Join Yampatika for a snowshoe tour that explores the beauty and history of Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill. Bring water, a snack, and snowshoes if you have them. (Snowshoes can be rented from Yampatika for $10.) Please call Yampatika at 871-9151 to register.

26th annual Cabaret Comedy Production at The Grand. All shows start at 7:30pm Tickets now on sale, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm at The Depot Opening Night features Cabaret Style seating with Wine, Fruits and Cheeses, Tickets $50 will have theater style seating, Tickets $30 970-879-9008 x 104

Miller Lite Ladies Night. Tap house Every Saturday, the Tap House teams up with Miller Lite. Bartenders will be serving up $2.50 Miller Lites while DJ Also Starring spins dance tracks all night long.


sunday APRIL

Jayne Mansfields birthday IGLESIA EN ESPANOL 7 AM @ Steamboat Christian Center FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS FOR THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot


monday APRIL

Hitler’s birthday and Columbine massacre anniversary, not a coincidence.

VNA offers drop in clinic 12-4 PM for FREE Pneumonia Vaccine and FREE health consultations to uninsured, low income adult smokers or asthmatics. Come to 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101 or call 879-1632.

Introductory Pilates 12:30pm Yoga Center of Steamboat. or call 970-8193570 Basic Mat Pilates with a Physical Therapist: Pamela Turner, MSPTThis series is currently full through 3.23.09. Next 5 class series begins March 30.Monday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 701 Yampa St. 970-870-1522 Available for private instruction by ap-

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


tuesday APRIL

John Muir Day Catherine the Great was born today VNA offers drop in clinic 12-4 PM FREE to uninsured, low income adults needing vaccination against hepatitis, HPV, tetanus, measles, chicken pox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. Any adult with risk factors may qualify for hepatitis vaccination at $0-$14/shot. Come to 940 Central Park Dr, Suite 101 or call 879-1632 WING NIGHT @ Tap House KARAOKE 9:30 PM @ The Boat House Pub. $1 Bud Draft Night


wednesday APRIL

Earth Day V.I. Lenin’s birthday Resume Writing Workshop Resume Writing Workshop Every Wednesday, 10:00am-11:00am Call 970-367-4416 to reserve a spot. $5.00 per person.Job Searching Networking Group Join our Steamboat Springs networking group! We will discuss creative marketing ideas to sell your skills, alternative working solutions, and networkingfor new opportunities. Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm at Epilogue bookstore. $5.00 per person. Bring your resume. Call 846-6381 for more information and to reserve a spot. Intermediate Polestar Pilates Mat Class: Pamela Turner, MSPT Wednesday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM This class is meant for those with at least 10 Pilates Basic classes under their belt or through instructor approval. This class will challenge the body in multiple planes of movement for a balanced workout to help you achieve your daily activities and sports with renewed zest and pleasure, as Joe Pilates once said it would! This class is aimed for those intermediate levels and above. 970-819-3570 701 Yampa St. 970-870-1522 Available for private instruction by appointment only.

IRISH NIGHT @Boathouse Pub. Irish Food Specials $3 Guinness, $3 Black and Tans, $4 Jameson, and $5 Car bombs.

Up and coming HUMBLE RANCH EDUCATION & THERAPY CENTER OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are needed for the EquineAssisted Therapy Programs beginning June 15, 2009 through August 2009. We will have additional volunteer opportunities with special events scheduled to celebrate our ten year anniversary.  No horse experience is needed and morning and evening opportunities are available.  Training sessions will be held on May 17 or June 2.  For more information visit our website www. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is dedicated to increasing public awareness through education, demonstration, and participation. Training includes: fire extinguishers, basic first aid, fire gear & self contained breathing apparatus’, hand tool familiarization, search & rescue skills, and extinguishment methods. Anyone 18 or older. Cost is FREE! Saturday May 16th from 8:00am – 5:00pm . Mountain Station, 2600 Pine Grove Road. call Craig Malchow at : (970) 8797170

in Hip Hop, African Drumming and more! Modern & Jazz Dance Sampler with guest teachers from the Steamboat Dance Theatre for Teens - Adults.  All classes held at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St.  For complete schedule and more information visit or call Wendy @ 736-1005

OVER THE HILL GANG’S FREE MOUNTAIN GUIDING Steamboat’s Over the Hill Gang starts its 26th year offering free mountain guiding. New this year they will be guiding 7days a week. 6 new guides will start this season. All members and visitors are invited to join them and join in the FUN.

the VFW. Leagues 3 nights a week there - both 8 and 9 Ball formats for anyone interested. Contact Michelle for more information, yvapa@msn. com. COWS, COAL & COMMERCE 100 Years of the Moffat Railroad in Steamboat Springs. An exhibit celebrating the centennial of the railroad in Steamboat. June 2008- May 2009

FOR ALL CALENDER POSTINGS: EMAILsteamboatmusicman@ Party Time!

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. POOL LEAGUE Spring session begins Jan. 4, 2009 at

Art and Ongoing.

Children’s Danceworks NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN ANYMORE!  Classes for ages 2 - Adult! Spring Session begins March 23rd!  (March 23rd - May 22nd are the full session dates) Classes in Creative Dance for ages 2 - 6.  Boys Hip Hop & Girls Hip Hop for ages 5 1/2 - 8 years.  Modern Jazz for Pre-Teen - Teen.  BOYS ONLY! Workshop for ages 8 - 12 with guest teachers

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. - Mohandas Gandhi


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A bOATlOAD OF ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE REVIEWS Lone Biker of the Apocalypse says:

your time on this one. How hard is it to come up with a new horror movie theme? Try attack of the half man half polar bears that prey on Seal, not the things that people club but the moron that people go to clubs to listen to.

Adventureland: the movie Superbad carneys what more you ask for from a Chuck Norris loves !!

Norris worthy.

It's like with could movie. carneys

= Chuck

= Roundhouse kick to the face

Just in case you’re wondering, Chuck Norris speaks through The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse, almost like God speaks to us through a prophet. The biker passes the good word on to me and I to you. If you or I actually heard Chuck Norris speak, it would feel like a round house kick to the face!

Fast & Furious- This is a film for those dorks who go to drive in restaurants and pop open their hoods for other dudes to look inside and say “nice headers bro” . There is nothing Diesel-fueled about Vin once again. He manages to let his ‘roid abuse overtake his brain. Several pistons are failing to fire and something is lost in the neural transmission of thought into words. This tragic misfiring makes him incapable of forming a cogent series of syllables without sounding like he has a mouth full of gummy bears. This is an extremely unleaded installment to an already vacuous series of street racing films. However, this film does grace the big screen with an overdose of pointless, special effects driven race scenes and some hot chicks.

Duplicity- And once again we have another stupid formulaic film about secret agents that fall in love. Julia Roberts once again has the flapping fish face syndrome. Her attempts to be sassy sound about as pleasant as throwing a cat into a box of free puppies. Clive Owen once again is nasally and monotone. I think Clive Owen went to the Vin Diesel, cotton ball chewing school of public speaking, because neither of these idiots can form an intelligible sentence. Chuck Norris probably roundhouse kicked these voice impaired morons so hard that they are now permanently incapable of speech.

The Haunting in Connecticut- Another pretentious and trendy horror film with feeble Amityville overtones. Something evil is coming for the residents of a New England house. How original! Don’t waste


Featured Artist

Sam Ayer

I grew up on an intensely local folk, jazz and blues scene in the seacoast area in NH. Vocally, really into Al Green,

More law, less justice. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder. I have been in Steamboat since mid June 08. Right now just doing Wednesday nights (Irish Night) at the Boathouse Pub. Which is really fun and the audience is always ready to party. I started out as a drummer at age 6. Played drums in a band called Arrhythmia in middle school (played at all the local area school dances). As a front man and guitarist I got my start performing in Southeast Asia in ’03. I had a steady gig at a blues club in Northern Thailand doing lead vocals with an all-Thai backup band. I also played a few gigs down in Malaysia opening up for and sitting in with a Tom Waits impersonator named Lek. It is

pretty amazing how much talent there is in south east Asia. I am currently starting to get some gigs lined out for the summer. Concurrently with this process I am taking music lessons from Steve Boynton down at First String Music. I am also starting work on my first record. Steamboat has been a great place for me to get my feet wet as a performer. The audiences here have been so warm and welcoming. Playing 2-3 gigs per week throughout the season has been like going to school. I have been learning things such as how to engage a crowd and putting together a good set list. While doing all this I get to meet lots of other talented musicians trying to make a living in town.

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SoundstoMakeYouGroove Venue The Tap House

THurs.09 Karaoke

Mahogany Ridge Boathouse Pub

Fri. 10

Sat. 11

DJ Also Starring

DJ Also Starring

Worried Men


Sun. 12

David Harlan Subject to Black

James and the Devil


Todd Tijerina

Todd Tijerina

CLOSED until memorial day

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Pato Banton


Fox Theater-Boulder



Aggie Theater-Fort C.


Hot Buttered Rum FoCoMx presents

Thurs. 16 Karaoke

Mahogany Ridge

Fri. 17

Sat. 18

Kevin Fowler


DJ Also Starring

DJ Also Starring

Missed the Boat

Ashley Raines

Mon. 20

Tue. 21

Wed. 22

Open Mic. Night

Boathouse Pub

Sam Ayer

Old Town Pub Tugboat

Wed. 15

Sam Ayer Yamn

The Tap House

Tue. 14

Open Mic. Night

Old Town Pub


Mon. 13


Matt Hires

Kurt McCumber




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Roots v Murphy

New Riders of the The Kills Purple Sage

Free Concert Series Fox Theater-Boulder

Infected Mushroom

Aggie Theater-Fort Collins

Tech Nine

Happy Hours! Tap house 3-6 M-F $1 off pints, $2 off pitchers Cugino's 3-6 pm EVERYDAY $2 Bud’s, $2.50 Jaeger, $4 wine special and $5 Martini specials. $1.50 slice and 1.00 additional Slices Smokehouse 3-6 EVERYDAY $1 off all beers Monday night football $2.50 Bud and Bud Light Boat House 3-6 EVERYDAY buy one get one free Mahogany Ridge

Communikey Fest. Brandi Carlisle

Peer to Peer Awards

Banff Film fest

Natural Breakdown

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4-6 M-F $1 off all drafts and wine

5-6 EVERDAY $1 off all drinks

5-7 daily, $4 wells and wine by the glass, $2.75 domestic and $3.75 imports, food specials.

Old town Pub

Johnny B Goode's

ALL DAY EVERYDAY $2 Bloodies and Mimosas, buds and PBR Cans


3-6 EVERYDAY $1 beers


4:20-6 PM EVERYDAY Half price appetizers, pizzas and $1 all drinks Double Z 2:30-6:30 M-F $.50 off drafts and $1 off pitchers VFW 4-6 M-F $.50 off all beers and drinks


8th Street Steakhouse

3-5daily. discounted drinks Thurs. $3 mini-martinis and $5 lb of mussels

Steamboat Yacht Club

La Montana

Bistro C.V.

4:30-6 daily, 2 for 1 house margaritas at the bar.

The Epicurean

1875 Ski town Square, next to slope side 5-6 daily, Specials on drinks and appetizers.

Rio Grande

3-6 Wed-Sun $1 off all drinks, Thurs all day $1 Olympia beer. 2 for 1 Sun after 8pm

345 Lincoln Ave. 1/2 off wine by the glass, wells and beer 1/2 off small plates. 825 Oak St. 3-6 Mon-Sat, 1/2 off glass of wine w/ purchase of appetizer


Sunpies Bistro

Amante Coffee

Big House Burgers

4-6 Sun-Thurs $1 off Margaritas and drafts, 1/2 off quesadillas


10-12pm nightly $3(inc. microbrews) and $7 pizzas

68, 9th street wednesday 1/2 off wine by the glass 3-6 daily 1/2 off apps, drink specials


2304 Apres Ski way at the Ptarmigan Inn 3-6 daily, $7 pitchers of steamboat pale ale, drink specials, $2.99 appetizers

Wildhorse Marketplace 4-7 daily $1 off beer, wine and liquor.

Slopeside Grill

Off the Beaten Path

4-6 PM EVERYDAY Margaritas $4, beer is discounted as well

Snowbird Restaruant and lounge

Panda Garden

5-6pm Everyday $2 Stella Artois & Newcastle drafts 1/2 price martinis, wine, &

Mambo Italiano

4:20-6 EVERYDAY $1 off all drinks and appetizers

$2 Colorado drafts and 1/2 off select ap-

The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free. - Henry David Thoreau


The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

FIVE BEST THINGS TO SAY IF YOU GET CAUGHT SLEEPING AT YOUR DESK: NUMBER 5: They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen. NUMBER 4: 'This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in the time-management course you sent me to. NUMBER 3: 'Whew! Guess I left the top off the White-out. You probably got here just in time! NUMBER 2: Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close? Number 1: And MY all time Favorite: best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk: (Raising your head slowly) ' Jesus' name, Amen


If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. - Winston Churchill

Stupid Hard Sudoku

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009

Walks like a Duck


"A Sustainable Puzzle"--and I even recycled a few clues.

The ?


The Riddle:

For some I go fast, for others I'm slow. To most people, I'm an obsession relying on me is a well practiced lesson. (answer can be found in the classifieds section)

by Matt Jones Across 1 Like untweezed eyebrows 6 Sony handheld 9 Cough syrup amts. 13 Total 14 H, in a fraternity 15 "Street-smart kid moves to Newport Beach" series 16 * "These poker items are made from 100% recycled material..." 17 Get past the surface 19 Roe source 20 * "The chickens and pigs are locally raised..." 21 National bank bought by Chase, for short 23 "Addams Family" cousin 24 "___ was saying..." 25 Grand Coulee, for one 27 Shrek, for one 29 * "Use an energy-saving bulb, rather than the old style..." 31 * "The arms of the garment were stitched together from previously worn shirts..." 33 Milne bear 35 Soft on punishment 36 Like cons 40 Modern waltz violinist Andre 41 * "No pesticides were used in growing these habaneros..." 42 * "I got this hat at a thrift store; all I had to do was clean it..." 45 Sped down the street 46 Androgynous "S.N.L." character 47 The ___ Glove (thermal mitt brand) 48 Sound from a ewe 50 Stuck in ___ 52 * "I grew these in my own garden with composted material..." 56 Wrinkly dogs 59 All riled up 60 * "I only run the Mac as needed, turning it off when not in use..."

61 Cancels

62 Relieving number? 63 Signature at Appomattox 64 Fencing foil 65 ACLU topics: abbr. 66 Word that can precede the answer to each starred clue Down 1 Tampa Bay team, familiarly 2 The Beehive State 3 Intentionally easy-to-beat adversaries 4 Ibsen's Gabler

5 Times between dropping balls?: abbr. 6 Simon of "Hot Fuzz" 7 Odorous smoke 8 "Blue Ribbon" beer 9 Detroit nickname 10 Piratic enemy of Popeye, with "the" 11 Soap ingredient 12 Timothy of the Eagles reunion tour 15 Opry station, once 18 Dig in 20 Oregon college town 22 "Outta my way!" 25 Dial-up alternative 26 Pub crawler's drink 28 Queue before V 29 Pruning tool 30 Breakfast-all-day chain, familiarly 32 Dublin's land, to residents 33 The coppers, slangily 34 They require libretti 37 Times 7 38 Geological period 39 When the clocks shift: abbr. 42 Yak, for one 43 Make square 44 Wine and dine 45 On-air performers, in TV advertising 48 Corked item 49 Absolutely hate 51 Word before crust or deck 53 Cosmo competitor 54 Prof 's helpers 55 "___ Tu" (1973 Spanish-language hit song) 57 "As they shouted out with ___..." 58 Visited 60 Buenos Aires'

It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. - Henry David Thoreau


The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

According to Astrology

In the Love Boat and Happy Easter LenaFranzen The Local • Steamboat Springs April 9-April 22

We are starting this two week period with a Full Moon in Libra opposing the Sun in Aries. On the last New Moon we had a lot of new beginnings. Now at the Full Moon we will see clearly what is worth keeping or what needs to be let go of. Jupiter is the big planet of expansions, enthusiasm and higher learning. Neptune is the planet of spirituality and our ultimate dreams. And Chiron represents healing. (Astronomers classify Chiron as a “Centaur”, it is somewhat similar to an asteroid, but has an unusual orbit.) These three have slowly been moving closer and closer to each other. The three of them will be exactly conjunct on May 27. But will continue to be close to each other until the end of the year. So what does this mean? It means that we have the opportunity to open up our spiritual connection and our heart to a deeper and higher level than before. Hand in hand comes also a healing of those issues that stands in the way of a deeper spiritual connection. Healing could mean that there will be a so called healing crisis, which means we get very aware of the old wound. (We have to become aware of the problem before we can fix it.) Some of us might just feel more love than usual and this could bring


tears of relief. Let the tears come, they will soften your heart! Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron are in the sign of Aquarius. Aquarius stands for groups of people working together for a common cause, humanitarian issues and new technology. So we can expect to see some healing in groups working together, which also includes the politicians, countries and societies. This is also a very creative time where new green technology will bring much needed healing to our planet. Aquarius is called the higher mind so be open to new creative and intelligent ideas popping into your head. During this Full Moon Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron are in an easy flowing trine to the Moon. This means we can easily access this spiritual and creative energy through our heart and emotions. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it! April 9: Mercury the planet of our

mind moves into Taurus today also, which means our minds will slow down because we really want to take in each moment and use all our senses to interpret the information we are receiving. April 10: We feel full of energy and enthusiasm and our ideas are powerful, deep and practical. (Sun in sextile to Jupiter, Pluto in trine to Mercury.) Today is also Good Friday. April 11: Venus backs into Pisces until April 24. So we will be more tenderhearted, appreciative of beauty and sensitivity until then. April 12 – 14: Happy Easter! We want to take action on our very intuitive and creative ideas. We might be feeling a bit anxious and impatient. (Uranus conjuncts Mars and makes hard aspect to Mercury.) April 15 - 16: Today we can relax and enjoy the beautiful things in life.

Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

(Neptune sextile Sun.) April 17: Venus goes direct. We can now move forward in our love life, creative projects and money issues. April 18-19: Our minds are focused and serious today. Good for problem solving and research. (Saturn and Pluto aspects Mercury.) April 19: Later today Sun moves into Taurus. Happy birthday to all of you with Sun in Taurus! Taurus is known for being practical, resourceful, slow, patient and sensual. April 20: Today we are really slowing down, time to take care of our health and other practical details we might have missed earlier. (Saturn in hard angle to Sun.) April 21: Today we are extremely creative and attracted to the opposite sex! Or maybe we are in love with Creation itself! We are in love, that’s for certain! (Mars and Venus conjunct in Pisces.) April 22: The speed picks up again today and we feel inspired and empowered. We are moving forward in full vigor! (Mars moves into Aries. Jupiter squares Mercury and Pluto trines the Sun.) You can visit Lena at If you want a personal reading or have comments and feedback please e-mail Lena at or call 970879-2444.

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009


The Tipping Point….

KatNThaHat The Local • Steamboat Springs Here we are, at the top, the cusp, the highest point in the sports mecca bunching phenomenon.NCAA finals – UNC wins. NHL playoffs – Boston wins. NBA playoffs – Cleveland wins. Major League Baseball – Yankees will win the World Series. Masters Golf – Tiger wins, easy… NFL – Wow, I am rather excited as I know most Bronco fans are too, for the upcoming season. New QB huh,,,you gotta be loving Bowlen and the new coach Mr. McDaniels. It does seem strange that Chicago is back in the hunt for the Super Bowl title. Oh, that Packers – Bears game will be incredible. I was thinking about the recent headlines: Officer quits after detaining Texans running back while his mother-in-law passes. Stallworth pleads guilty to manslaughter. Dawkins saves two tickets for Eagles employee who placed belittling statements on Facebook page. Seems like we have a little bit of everything, and yet we have not heard anything about over paid athletes? I was wondering why our professional athletes who are playing a game they love, for our entertainment apparently, have not had severe paycuts, or layoffs? Maybe a furlough or two for the non-starters? I understand that contracts were signed before the collapse of the economy, and most season tickets were already sold. But honestly, if the nuggets make it out of the 1st round of the playoffs, does anyone have a clue what those tickets are going to cost the fans? I was told the Rockies have the lowest cost on their premier seats. AS THEY SHOULD!!!!! As one other fan mentioned to me; If they are paying these athletes this much, imagine how much the owners are making. I guess I really can’t complain. I will more than likely try to attend a Nuggets game, I will try to see a Rockies game, and I know I will make it down for a Bronco – Raiders game. Now I just need to figure out how to afford that summertime entertainment. Any suggestions or invitations are welcome readers. I hope there are some major ticket price reductions, and I hope the NFL draft goes according to plan.That plan includes the Raiders getting a super wide receiver, let’s hope they get a linemen to protect the quarterback so he can throw the pigskin to those gifted skilled players. I wanna golf, often…FORE!!!! I’m all over the place, just like my remote will be over the next few weekends. I’ll holla, MEOWWWWWT

Self-preservation is the first law of nature. - Thomas Jefferson


The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

Award-Winning Author Opens Sanctuary for Writers .Welcome Aspiring Authors, Screenwriters & Playwrights! Steamboat Springs, Colorado-April 12, 2009 . Imagine a day where all of your cares and worries are put aside, so you can just write… What if your creative muse showed up on cue? What if you could find peace and quiet in an inspirational setting? Imagine writing in your journal by a gentle creek or expanding your creative writing skills with fun, timed writing exercises and stimulating prompts over afternoon tea. Edit your book or magazine article on a sundeck or in a hot tub with a million-dollar view of the Rockies, or under the Aspens in a hammock. Writers of all levels, genres, and interest are welcomed at The Writer’s Sanctuary B&B in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colo-

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rado. Under the tutelage of award-winning author, Jill Murphy Long, writing guests are invited to bring a work-in-progress or a brand new idea to begin. Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, currently writing People With Diabetics Can Eat Anything, said, “Jill Murphy Long is a writer’s dream: she is supportive, helpful and inspiring. Jill truly wants every writer to succeed, and she makes that clear through her amazing energy and enthusiasm! If you have an idea, a work-in-progress, or just like to write, Jill will help you put pen to paper and get it done.” Long is a full-time writer, whose books have won awards and have been reprinted since 2002. As a professor of creative writing, she also teaches at symposiums across the country. Recently, her ten-minute play,

MADE IN CHINA, has been selected and produced by the Crested Butte Mountain Theater and was awarded as a Top Ten Finalist in 2009 at the national playwright festival ShowOff! The author’s first book, Permission to Nap, Taking Time to Restore Your Spirit received the Excellence Award, a distinguished recognition presented by the Chicago Book Clinic and the Benjamin Franklin Award by the Publishers Marketing Association. Media coverage has included: USA Today, Better Homes & Gardens, Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Chicago Sun Times, Dallas Morning News, American West In-flight Magazine, Inside Borders, and Fitness to name a few. Interviewed by NPR and other major radio and TV stations such as Fox and CBS, the author has also been invited as a keynote and guest speaker. At The Writer’s Sanctuary B&B, aspiring authors will quickly grasp what the publishing industry expects with submissions for non-fiction, fiction, or children’s books. Pat Rada-Sidinger, currently writing the non-fiction book, Hold Onto My Heart, said, “Jill Murphy Long delivers all one needs to get going, get organized, and write a nonfiction book proposal. Well prepared, full of information, practical, motivating and encouraging, Jill leads the writer through the process of crafting a successful proposal and query letter.” Writers can also learn how to pitch magazine and newspaper editors and draft articles that will sell. Aspiring authors,

screenwriters and playwrights will be guided to pen believable dialogue and develop ‘bigger-than-life’ characters. At The Writer’s Sanctuary B&B, writers will have a scheduled writing practice for at least two hours each day, and also have time reserved to work with the author. Author of The Art of the Spark, Mary Zalmanek, said, “Jill Murphy Long is a continuous stream of clever ideas...not only did I enjoy Jill’s innovative suggestions, but I appreciated the creative thinking she spawned in me.” Whether writers stay a weekend, a week or for a month’s residency, this creative environment and writing professor will motivate scribes and their words to new levels. Writing Packages start at $375 (plus tax) including the Writer’s Welcome Basket and European Breakfast, please call (970) 8461428 or Photos of writers and Steamboat Springs, Colorado are available upon request. Contact: Jill Murphy Long Author / Creative Writing Professor Owner of The Writer’s Sanctuary B&B 1103 Village Lane POB 770089 Steamboat Springs, CO Phone: (970) 846-1428

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It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. - Ronald Reagan

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009

'Scopes to Keep the Receipt on… In Case They Don’t Fit ChelseaYepello The Local • Steamboat Springs Aries

No matter how it may seem like you are looking up to everyone, it is actually quite the opposite. You are a person that is respected and considered. It may not always be easy or obvious, but the people around you find your drive and determination astonishing and inspiring. Don't feel small in a big world; your heart and personality give you the key to making the biggest statement.


You’re a diamond in the rough. Just when they think you can't give any more love and wisdom, you rock their world with another powerful blow of grace and charisma. Don't ever think that you are not one of the most fantastic people in the valley. Its hard to be as great as you are and still be modest, but you pull it off flawlessly.

March 21- April 19

April 20 - May 20


May 21-June 20

Well, that was an easy fix. It’s funny that all that worry went into something that obviously mattered so little in the long run. Why put so much emotion and effort into something that you forget about as soon as something shiny passes in front of you? It may make everything seem better now, but your chances of being taken seriously ever again are pretty thin. Good luck. Have a good life. Anyway, it was a nice run.


You'll be surprised how much it has all changed around you but you've stayed the same. Sometimes this is a bad thing. Change is inevitable, and fighting it only causes grief and frustration. But sometimes staying the same gives hope that there is something to count on, something that feels like home.


Just when you think you’re doing it for one reason, you turn around and end up having a completely different motive. Yup. That's the way it usually works. Oh, don't be so surprised... you are not fooling anyone.

June 21 - July 22

July 23 - Aug. 22


Aug. 23 - Sept. 22


Sept. 23 - Oct. 23


Oct. 24 - Nov. 21

Sagittarius Nov. 22 - Dec. 21

And then it came to you like a balloon popping in your ear... and it was loud... but now you finally hear what's really going on around you... after the ringing stops anyway. Your talents have been forgotten to everyone but you and it is time to change that before you forget too. ...Which once again brings up yet another important and relevant life question that needs to be answered, or at lest pondered for an extended period of time... Why is it called a summersault when it has nothing to do with summer or salt? Go-Go Gadget thinking cap! You’re at that point when you are getting older, but you’re not old. You’re intelligent, but not a genius. You’re happy, but not contented. You’re beautiful, but not to yourself. Though it doesn't feel like it, time will sneak up on you and 'someday' will be today, and when that point comes it’s your obligation to yourself to make that 'someday’ that becomes 'today' not fade into 'yesterday.' Get it? Good.


WOW! You are one determined mutha *&cker! Some people have told you that you just have to let it go and try something new, but you wouldn't give up. You followed your gut and trudged forward through the uncertain muck and confused slime until you found yourself in a place of peace and possible excitement. No. The quest will never be over. The signs will never always point you in the right direction, but you know that you’ve gotten this far and there is nothing in the world that can slow you down now, and sometimes that's enough.


When will it be exactly what you want? Never. Rejoice in the fact that you have raised the bar and will not let simple pleasures envelope you to the point that you can’t see something better. But for goodness sake! Give yourself a break and enjoy the little things as well! Small happiness's can be the crutches you need to obtain your biggest goal. And there is no shame in using the resources given to you.


And just like that, it is over. Another memory to add to the giant file cabinet in your head.

Dec. 22 - Jan. 19

Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

Feb. 19 - March 20

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. - Benjamin Franklin


The Local • Vol 9 issue 7 • march 26- april 8, 2009

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2006 Kona Dawg Deluxe in great condition, $1,200. (970) 846-3726.

2 Hobie Mirage Tandem kayaks, like new, used less than 5 times. $2495 each new. Sell for $1750 each. Newman ATV trailer with kayak saddles. Like new $700. 879-1847.

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7th, face value, Andy 871-9873 OWN THIS BUSINESS: THE POTTERS WHEEL STUDIO, "A paint pottery studio" is for sale. 100 % owner financing after $15K down. Gail's cell 970846-5300. Bring all offers. www.PottersWheelSteamboat.Com Crutches – Elbow brace adjustable height “Loft Strand” – used a few days only. $75 Vicki – (970) 870.6171 – Mud Season Special: Mountain bike - 21 speed Specialized Rock Hopper. $130.00 - 870-6171 – Golf Clubs – Ladies – great beginner set - $40 obo Ph: 870-6171 – steamboatvicki@ Golf Buggy (older style) - $15 - Ph: 870-6171 – steamboatvicki@ Pine desk with top bookshelf, excellent condition- $200., 46" round maple top dining table with distressed white pedestal base, brand new condition. $ beth at 819-4071 Downtown 7th Street location. Furnished Master Suite in fabulous home. $1,000/mo. – Includes utilities, cable, parking n/s, n/p. 8750700. No lease.

Black diamond mini-storage has 1 unit available for rent and 1 more open at the end of the month. All units are premium 10 x 8, raised off the ground with hardwood floors and double gaskets on the doors. 24/7 Access. $80.00 Per month. No long term contract. Call 879-5300 joe or jeff. New condo for rent- views! views with two decks! two bedroom, two bath new condo on the mountain. includes master bed/bath. close walk to gondola/accross the street from bus stop! heated, oversized garage with built in storage; gas fireplace; utilities included! can't beat this for $1600. available july 1. no smokers or pets please. call 970-819-4048. New condo for rent- views! views with two decks! two bedroom, two bath new condo on the mountain. includes master bed/bath. close walk to gondola/accross the street from bus stop! heated, oversized garage with built in storage; gas fireplace; utilities included! can't beat this for $1600. available july 1. no smokers or pets please. call 970-819-4048. Furnished bedrooms in central Old Town, quiet, respectful, 3 floor, stylish and cozy furnished house. 2 people/floor. Share livingroom, kitchenette, bathroom and deck on the floor. WiFi, W/D. No smokers, pets,drugs/partiers. $550-$650/person/month. 970.879.8793 For Rent: Private R.V. Camp Site with Valley Views. Available May

The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts. - Samuel Chase

for rent 15th, very private, includes electric, septic dump, water, and valley views! Propane hook up available. Horse, cat, & dog negotiable, five acres of pasture on 35 acres. $600 /month. See sub/1095380062.html to contact us. Townhome in Whistler, 2B/1Bth, $1250/mo furnished, W/D, Hot Tub, Pool, Available now short or long term, Angela 846-7341 1550sq one bedroom with commercial shopfront in Kremmling - $12/sf (970) 390.9618 Cozy loft room for rent in convenient Old Town location on Third Street. No smoking, no pets and no parking. Month to month rent $450 includes utilities. Deposit $450. Call 879-4893 Rockies Condo. 2 Bd 2 Ba with hot tubs and pool only steps from front door & only a block from ski time square. 6 month lease to start, then month to month for $1200/month plus electric. NP & NS. Downtown 7th Street location. Furnished Master Suite in fabulous home. $1,000/mo. – Includes utilities, cable, parking n/s, n/p. 8750700. No lease. 2,250sq home, double garage, views - in Kremmling - $265,900 - (970) 390.9618

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help wanted tutoring, varied skill set, dog walking, house sitting, human/canine companionship, etc., please call mike to see if i can be of service to you. Let’s get creative. 870-1033

wanted I’m trying to fix up the seasonal housing at Stagecoach State Park for the employees this summer. We have 2 apartments that hold two people each and the furniture in each unit is beyond outdated. I’m talking rusty orange chairs, patchwork couches, and old cable wheels as kitchen tables. I’m hoping you could put an ad in the wanted/needed section…. “Stagecoach State Park is in need of coffee tables, recliners, living room chairs, small breakfast table, vacuum, dresser, and twin mattresses for seasonal housing. All items need to be in good condition. Contact Kimi at 970-736-2436 if you have a donation.” Looking for local DJ for our wedding on June 20th. We would prefer someone with old school and underground hip hop ( De la, Mos def, Common, Talib, Blue scholars, soul position, etc.) as well as danceable stuff for young and old. Please call Rob @ 970.846.2850.

The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• APRIL 9 - april 22, 2009

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98 Subaru legacy outback Limited, low miles on new engine, great all season tires, heated leather seats $5000.00 846-2141

Adventure for Sale 2005 KLR Dual Sport Motorcycle Always Garaged, Well Maintained $3,800 Lots of Aftermarket Ad-ons Call Neil 819-2835

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95 VW Golf - 4 door, new alternater, battery, and water pump. great stereo system, Studded snows. handles great in the snow. $1500 or make us an offer. 879-8091

For Sale:2 Hobie Mirage Tandem kayaks, like new, used less than 5 times. $2495 each new. Sell for $1750 each. Newman ATV trailer with kayak saddles. Like new $700. 879-1847.

2004 Yamaha Raptor 660 Limited. FMF Power Core Exhaust, Tusk nerf bars, pro taper handlebar. $3300.OBO. Chris 819-0757

2006 Arctic cat m7 black. Twin pipes, handlebar riser and guards, snow eliminators, and more!! $5000.OBO. Call chris...819-0757

2006 Toyota Tacoma XCab, Auto, SR5, Power Everything, #5-2271 $19,951

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 8• April 9 -april 22, 2009

Mud Season Beer

Budweiser Reg.& Light & Select Cans 12pk ........................$9.99 Budweiser Reg.& Light& Cans 18pk ....................................$14.99 Budweiser Reg.& Light & Bottles 20pk ................................$15.99 Budweiser Reg.& Light & Cans 24pk ...................................$19.49 Budweiser Light Lime Cans, Bottles 12pk ............................$12.49 Busch Reg. & Light Cans 12pk ..............................................$7.49 Busch Reg. & Light Cans 18pk ..............................................$10.99 Coors Reg. & Light Cans 12pk ..............................................$9.99 Coors Reg. & Light Bottles 12pk ...........................................$10.99 Coors Light Cans 24pk ...........................................................$19.49 Coors Extra Gold Cans 12pk .................................................$7.49 Corona Reg., Light, Cans or Bottles 12pk ............................$12.49 Bass Bottles 12pk .....................................................................$12.99 Labatt Cans 12pk ....................................................................$10.49 Kokanee Cans 12pk.................................................................$8.99 Miller MGD, Light Cans 12pk ...............................................$9.99 Miller MGD, Light Bottles 20pk ............................................$15.99 Miller Light Cans 24pk ...........................................................$19.49 Miller High Life Cans, Bottles 12pk ......................................$7.49 Newcastle Brown Ale Bottles 12pk ........................................$12.99 Beck’s Bottles 12pk .................................................................$11.99 Michelob Ultra Cans, Bottles 12pk ........................................$11.29 Michelob Ultra Bottles 20pk ..................................................$18.49 Modelo Especial, Negra Bottles 12pk ....................................$11.79 Pacifico Bottles 12pk ...............................................................$11.79 Pabst Blue Ribbon Cans 12pk ................................................$7.49 Pabst Blue Ribbon Cans 18pk ................................................$11.99 Pilsner Urquell Bottles 12pk...................................................$12.99 St. Pauli Girl Bottles 12pk ......................................................$11.99 Stella Artois Bottles 12pk........................................................$13.99 Tecate Cans 12pk .....................................................................$10.79 Tecate Cans 18pk .....................................................................$15.79 Heineken Regular, Light, Cans and Bottles 12pk.................$13.99 Amstel Light Cans, Bottles 12pk............................................$13.99


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Issue 9.8  

The Local Issue 9.8 (April 9-22, 2009)