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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

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Sunday, January 4th, a beautiful sunny day to test out a new camera on the mountain. I met my longtime riding buddy, Chris Beresch, at Mornigside about ten-ish, (as in usual fashion, I was a half hour late). This shot is actually the first shot that I took with my new Nikon D-90 on the mountain. Chris, who had just completely destroyed Hot Cakes, had snow clumped to his stash, and while making a goofy face, struck me as looking like a frosty bucktoothed walrus and I was compelled to capture the “Kodak” moment. The remainder of the day Chris and I rode lines that ordinarily we might overlook. Riding unusually slow for the great conditions, (not wanting to break my new camera on its first day) we started to look at pillows, logs, tree gaps and rock drops in a whole new light. I feel inspired, more than ever, to capture and share weird, funny, epic, crazy, drunk, sad, beautiful, inspiring and unbelievable moments that happen everyday in the town we all love. Thanks for viewing. - Ian Wilson (GhostFaceImaging@gmail.com)

Meet The Locals The Local is a community forum for Steamboat Springs and all of the Yampa Valley. The mission of The Local is to provide a voice for any resident that would like to express himself or herself, and the result of this is a publication that reflects the rich diversity of our community. People of many different ages, races, and creeds are represented in the essays, fiction, commentaries, comics, poetry, and photography of this paper. The following people are some of The Locals that make The Local what it is.

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All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours. - Aldous Huxley


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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.

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

Michelle Dover - Get Lit

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.

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

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.

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). www.lenahealingarts.com • lenasteed@comcast.net • 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 docdawn@hotmail.com.

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,

Angela Ashby Broker Associate with Prudential Steamboat Realty and is Steamboat’s first certified EcoBroker®. She is currently co-chair for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Green Building Program. While she loves to promote ALL types of real estate, she is happiest when spreading awareness and being part of sustainable design. As a Colorado resident for 18 years, she loves skiing, biking, hiking, is a workaholic and loves Steamboat Springs and being involved. Nacho Neighbor Nacho Neighbor is 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. He ultimately answers to Thing 1 and Thing 2 and he wouldn’t have it any other way. His mantra: If you’re gonna be stupid, ya gotta be tough!

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

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..

Joe Carney

Copy Editor, Boatload of Entertainment, Movie Reviews. Chuck Norris’s colleague, no big deal.

An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex. - Aldous Huxley




The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

• PROPS • To Darren Ratcliffe on qualifying for World Cup! To free water slide day at Health and Rec! To Shawn O’Brien-Allen - Happy 29th Birthday

• gripes • Homicidal street fights People driving 30 mph under the speed limit on dry pavement. Everyone that doesn’t stop at the stop sign at Meadow and Bear

• smidgens • My hair isn’t greasy, it’s lustrous. Only a real shady person uses a pay phone these days. “I’m really glad you saw that monkey!”

Smidgens, Props, Gripes & Hmms... Are submitted by the community Send submission to: info@thesteamboatlocal.com or visit www.thesteamboatlocal.com

WWW.THESTEAMBOATLOCAL.COM is all new! Check it out and leave a comment about anything in The Local. Let us know about stories, file an unclassified ad, post a calendar event, and support your local columnists. And since we don’t believe in censorship, the site will be open for you to post anonymously. Please be civil so we don’t have to change this policy. But rest assured that no observation or complaint will be removed if it is coherent and on-topic. Have fun and let us know what you think!



An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie. - Aldous Huxley

Editor's Notes • Thomas Reuter

3 Part Editorial New Cover First of all, I’m sure you’ve noticed the new cover design. Over the past few months we’ve slowly been changing the overall graphic design of the paper, and this is the last phase. The metamorphosis is complete! Behold the new look of the Local in all its shining glory! New logo and everything. I know there will be some people who will be disappointed by this, but I think there will be many more that like the fresh look. (A lot of people liked the old logo and said it looked stately and proper like the Chicago Tribune, but a lot of others said it reminded them of the tattoo lettering that prison gangsters have on their chest.) The only real drawback to the new design is that we just spent a lot of money having our van wrapped with all the old covers and logo. It’s only 2 months old, but I guess it’s already ‘retro.’ Anyway, let us know what you think. Nothing is completely set in stone yet so we are open to influence and persuasion. No Reciprocity in Club Local

Over the past fortnight I became the equivalent of a Texas skier that snowplows up to the edge of Chute 1 and then confidently hurls himself over the edge en route to a yard sale down the whole slope. I was in Hawaii at Sandy Beach (Obama’s favorite) and the waves were breaking at about 10 feet. Sandy Beach is notoriously dangerous – with lifeguards performing more rescues there per year than any other beach in Hawaii – but since I had surfed there many times before when I lived there in the late 90s, I ignored the ‘experienced surfers’ only restriction and charged out there with no surf fins and a slippery, unwaxed bodyboard. After flailing around amidst the crashing surf and having real Hawaiian locals out there tell me I was going to get hurt, the lifeguards spotted me and got on the megaphone and coached me back to the shore. All the other pasty white tourists on the beach laughed at me as I sheepishly retreated to Kim on the beach mat.

Later that day I tried to redeem myself by renting fins and bodysurfing Pipeline on the North Shore, but I only caught 2 waves before a surfer impaled me in the back with his surfboard and then yelled at me for stealing his wave. Then he snickered and said, “Bodysurfers never win against a board, brah.” Stupid Hawaiian locals, where do they get off? tragedy Of course, the big news over the past fortnight was the murderous beat down of a war hero on 7th St. I have nothing of real importance to say about this tragedy except that Wes and I were in the same grade in high school and Tim and I were on the SSWSC Freestyle team together so I feel extra sympathy for the loss of their friend and colleague, Sgt. Lopez. It’s strange how serious crimes seem so surreal and unimportant when you read about them or see them on television. It’s not until a crime involves someone you know that you realize, “Wow, that was real, and it was really terrible.” I know that this is really hard for Wes and Tim, so I wish them and their family the best through this difficult chapter in their lives. And of course, I also wish the best for Sgt. Lopez’s family as well. I also realize that in a small town, when something of this magnitude happens, it affects all of the people and businesses involved. The old media saying is, ‘All publicity is good publicity,’ but being under the media spotlight is never fun. Melissa and Gary at the Tap House have learned this over the past couple of weeks so I also feel for them a bit. They run a responsible and popular operation and they’ve caught some unwarranted blowback over this event. Tap House has always been one of my favorite places in town (even back when it was BW3s) so I plan on going there to support them on Sunday for the Cold Smoke Film Awards and then again on Tuesday for Wing Night. You should too. Tap House rules!


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Palindromes

the following is a fun list of palindromes (words or sentences spelled the same forwards and backwards) Rats live on no evil star. Nurses, run! I, man am I. Ai! Run Nuria! Taft aft on... not fat. fat! I, man am regal a german am I. Never odd or even. Ma, I am a boy: Obama I am. “Rum, rum” I murmur. He murmurs, “Rum, rum eh?” If I had a Hi-Fi. Evil was Saladin. A man I’d alas saw live. Madam, I’m Adam. Too Hot to Hoot. A cobra ended near Boca. No lemons No Melon. Too bad I hid a boot. Lisa Bonet ate no basil. Warsaw was raw. A goy was I ere I saw yoga. Was it a car or a cat I saw? Rise to vote sir. Do geese see god. “Do nine men interpret?” “Nine men,” I nod. Won’t lovers revolt now? Race fast safe car. A photo of a foot? Oh Pa!

Pa’s a sap. A slut nixes sex in Tulsa. A slut taxes sex a Tulsa. Ma is as selfless as I am. Ah, a Mayan on a Yamaja. May a moody baby doom a yam? Ah, satan sees Natasha. No devil lived on. Lonely tylenol. Not a banana a baton. No x in Nixon. O stone be not so. O Geronimo no minor ego. “Naomi,” I moan. Anita got a toga, Tina. As I pee, sir, I see Pisa! A Toyota’s a Toyota. A dog. A panic in a pagoda. Oh, No! Don Ho! Nurse, I spy gypsies. Run! Senile felines Now I see bees. I won. UFO tofu We panic in a pew. Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo. God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog. Go hang a salami. I’m a lasagna hog.

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. - Aldous Huxley




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do you see what I see?

It Is Going To Be a Long Slog To The Top ScottFord

The Local • Steamboat Springs This will be the last of my columns on the current economic situation. For those of you that invested the time to read the previous six columns we hopefully all got a little smarter. This column now shifts as to what to do next about the economy and what to expect. Although there is some value in understanding how the economy seemed to unravel last July, we all know that it is in trouble and it has become a big problem affecting just about all of us. Our focus now needs to shift to what to do next. Depending on which measurement is used, the current recession is going to be one for the record books. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) this current recession started in December of 2007. It most likely will last a little longer than the 1973-1975 recession, which lasted 16 months and bottomed out with an unemployment rate of 9%. I doubt unemployment rates will become double digits but an unemployment rate of 9.5% could easily happen during this recession. As painful as this recession is going to be, it is nothing compared to the Great Depression. I wish we would stop doing comparisons. It easily could have been, however, we learned from the past and took steps to avoid catastrophic collapse of the financial markets. Metaphorically we put the car (the economy) into the ditch and did not drive it off a cliff as happened in the Great Depression. We are deep in the ditch and very stuck. We are not going to bounce back. It is going to be a slow step by step slog. To crawl out of this ditch we are going to have to spend a lot of money pretty quick. The challenging



question is what to begin spending it on. If President-elect Obama has much say in the process we are going to spend it on infrastructure. We are going to spend it on things that last such as, roads, bridges, making buildings more energy efficient, discovery/ expansion of renewable energy, etc. This is absolutely the right move, but it is not going to be cheap or quick. We cannot afford to be cheap and we need to be patient. There is no quick fix to this one. Will this type of spending work? It should – it has to. It is sure going to work a lot better than sending us all $600 economic stimulus checks and encouraging us to go shopping. Although I gladly took my $600, it was an insult to our collective intelligence that this approach had any hope of working. Trying to convince us that it was our patriotic duty to go shopping sounds like a crazy idea and it was. Can you even remember what you did with your $600? Well, here is what we did collectively as Americans with $168 billion we received. Of the $168 billion 18% was used to pay down debt, most often individual credit card balances. (Paying down debt has very little impact on the overall economy – other than maybe slightly improving a family’s cash flow). Approximately 15% was put in savings (this is what I did with my check) and about 2/3 of the $168 billion was actually spent. Because of the timing of the stimulus checks for many it to help them buy $4+ for a gallon of gas during the summer months. What happened to the other 1/3rd? We bought stuff that was typically not made here. Retailers such as Wal-Mart, Costco and Target were the biggest winner in the

Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions. - Aldous Huxley

2008 Economic Stimulus Check sweepstake. These retailers sold us stuff that was primarily made by the folks in China. These are the very same folks from whom we had to borrow the money

from to fund the $168 billion. This situation would be hysterical if it was not tragically true. We are not at the bottom of this recession yet but we are getting close. We will hit bottom and begin climbing out in the 4th quarter of 2009. For most of us it will not feel any better next holiday season than it does right now, but we will all know where

the bottom is and the only direction is up. This recession will last longer than the 19731975 recession that lasted 16 months. Even though the economy will likely be on the road to recovery by the end of 2009 some elements will not. Do not expect your 401K to gain back its 38%+ 2008 decline next year. It could easily take three or four years for stocks as a whole to recover to their January 1, 2007 level. That means it is going to be 2013 and it is going to be a bumpy ride. There will be winners and losers along the way. It will not be an investment market for those with weak stomachs.

Housing in the Yampa Valley will be OK. It is a beautiful place and the demand for living in a beautiful place will keep our housing market healthy but not affordable to working people. If you own a home in Detroit or Cleveland – do not expect a recovery in housing cost anytime soon. Regardless, we all need to start looking at our houses differently than a personal ATM machine. Its primary purpose is shelter. We may have forgotten that along the way. Although the news is bad the good news is that it is not getting worse. We will begin the long slog out of the ditch this year. That is how I see it.


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Our Story

The Great Depression: Part VI Saving Capitalism 1933-34 ScottFord

The Local • Steamboat Springs This will be the last of my columns on the current economic situation. For those of you that invested the time to read the previous six columns we hopefully all got a little smarter. This column now shifts as to what to do next about the economy and what to expect. Although there is some value in understanding how the economy seemed to unravel last July, we all know that it is in trouble and it has become a big problem affecting just about all of us. Our focus now needs to shift to what to do next. Depending on which measurement is used, the current recession is going to be one for the record books. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) this current recession started in December of 2007. It most likely will last a little longer than the 1973-1975 recession, which lasted 16 months and bottomed out with an unemployment rate of 9%. I doubt unemployment rates will become double digits but an unemployment rate of 9.5% could easily happen during this recession. As painful as this recession is going to be, it is nothing compared to the Great Depression. I wish we would stop doing comparisons. It easily could have been, however, we learned from the past and took steps to avoid catastrophic collapse of the financial markets. Metaphorically we put the car (the economy) into the ditch and did not drive it off a cliff as happened in the Great Depression. We are deep in the ditch and very stuck. We are not going to bounce back. It is going to be a slow step by step slog. To crawl out of this ditch we are going to have to spend a lot of money pretty quick. The challenging question is what to begin spending it on. If President-elect Obama has much say in the process we are going to spend it on infrastructure. We are going to spend it on things that last such as, roads, bridges, making buildings more energy efficient, discovery/ expansion of renewable energy, etc. This is absolutely the right move, but it is not going to be cheap or quick. We cannot afford to be cheap and we need to be patient. There is no quick fix to this one. Will this type of spending work? It should – it has to. It is sure going to work a lot better than sending us all $600 economic stimulus checks and encouraging us to go shopping. Although I gladly took my $600, it was an insult to our collective intelligence that this approach had any hope of working. Trying to convince us that it was our patriotic duty to go shopping sounds like a crazy idea and it was. Can you even remember what you did with your $600? Well, here is what we did collectively as Americans with $168 billion we received. Of the $168 billion 18% was used to pay down debt, most often individual credit card balances. (Paying down debt has very little impact on the overall

economy – other than maybe slightly improving a family’s cash flow). Approximately 15% was put in savings (this is what I did with my check) and about 2/3 of the $168 billion was actually spent. Because of the timing of the stimulus checks for many it to help them buy $4+ for a gallon of gas during the summer months. What happened to the other 1/3rd? We bought stuff that was typically not made here. Retailers such as

Wal-Mart, Costco and Target were the biggest winner in the 2008 Economic Stimulus Check sweepstake. These retailers sold us stuff that was primarily made by the folks in China. These are the very same folks from whom we had to borrow the money from to fund the $168 billion. This situation would be hysterical if it was not tragically true. We are not at the bottom of this recession yet but we are getting close. We will hit bottom and begin climbing out in the 4th quarter of 2009. For most of us it will not feel any better next holiday season than it does right now, but we will all know where the bottom is and the only direction is up. This recession will last longer than the 1973-1975 recession that lasted 16 months. Even though the economy will likely be on the road to recovery by the end of 2009 some elements will not. Do not expect your 401K to gain back its 38%+ 2008 decline next year. It could easily take three or four years for stocks as a whole to recover to their January 1, 2007 level. That means it is going to be 2013 and it is going to be a bumpy ride. There will be winners and losers along the way. It will not be an investment

market for those with weak stomachs. Housing in the Yampa Valley will be OK. It is a beautiful place and the demand for living in a beautiful place will keep our housing market healthy but not affordable to working people. If you own a home in Detroit or Cleveland – do not expect a recovery in housing cost anytime soon.

Regardless, we all need to start looking at our houses differently than a personal ATM machine. Its primary purpose is shelter. We may have forgotten that along the way. Although the news is bad the good news is that it is not getting worse. We will begin the long slog out of the ditch this year. That is how I see it.

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. - Aldous Huxley




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Another One bites the dust

ElliotSilberberg Saturday, December 20th Hahn's Peak Cafe Christmas Party with

The Local • Steamboat Springs

3-Wire 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 27th,

Awkward Moment 8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 31st Hahn's Peak Cafe New Year's Eve Party with

John Sotter Acoustic Warrior and Blissful Mayhem Food, Drink Specials, Champagne Toast, Favors and Prizes $10.00 Cover. Must be 21.



Cynical realism is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation. - Aldous Huxley


Dr. DawnObrecht The Local • Steamboat Springs This book will be available at Epilogue, any other bookstore by special order, or Amazon, search my name (Dawn V. Obrecht) or full title of book, Mission Possible, A Missionary Doctor’s Journey of Healing. I will be speaking at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat on Monday night, Feb. 9th, in Denver in March and April, and other times and places to be determined. Thanks for everything you do, Dawn Happy New Year! This is a terrific time to get to work on ourselves! For anyone working a 12 step program, or anyone who wants to use this method for emotional and spiritual growth, the hard work continues with step four. Some say that this is the step that separates those who really want to recover and change from those who just say they do. A saying that goes around recovery groups is, “One, two, three, drink,” a commentary on what often happens to people who are beginning recovery from addiction but are not willing to do the difficult work of step four. Experience shows that if someone just does steps one, two, and three, without continuing through the rest of the steps, the alcoholic attempting recovery usually drinks again.

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dr. dawn's rx

Step Four So, settle down with pen and paper, or with a new document on your computer, and begin. Make sure your foundation is solid by reviewing steps one, two, and three and asking your higher power for guidance. Step four is our “fearless and thorough moral inventory.” It is a way we can look at ourselves and begin to get free from our past. Many of us live in resentment, anger, old pain…and new pain. We are in bondage to our thoughts, slaves to our feelings. We allow outside stuff to occupy space in our brain, rent-free, to keep us unhappy and maybe to make us drink or use again. When we are thinking about old events, re-feeling (the word resentment is derived from the Latin verb sentir, to feel; our resentments are our re-feelings) old anger, we are tied to that event and time and we miss the joy of being free and living in today. Step four provides a route to freedom. We get to look at us! Yuk! I can hear the din of everyone screaming, “but it’s not me!”, it’s

the other person, my abusive, sick family, my partner, boss, coworker, or the other people on the road, or the slopes.” Well, they are not here, and you are. You are the one in ongoing discomfort because of your resentments. We cannot change others, but we can change ourselves and our reactions to others. There are many workbooks and formats one can follow to do a fourth step. If you are lucky and are in a recovery group, you can ask someone to help you get started; perhaps to “sponsor” you and help you walk through all the steps. Remember to KISS, “Keep It Simple Sweetie!” If it gets too complicated, it becomes difficult to finish. The point is to move on, not obsess about the past. This is not rocket science; just follow some simple directions found in the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous and do it! If you do not have a big book and want one, contact me and I will give you one, no charge to the first ten responders. Consider attending Alanon, the support group for friends and family of alcoholics; almost everyone qualifies. Make a list of people, places, institutions against whom you have anger and resentment. Include places, like the college you dropped out of, institutions like religion, the IRS, etc. Get it down on paper…just a list. Write a few sentences about why you have negative feelings and thoughts related to this person, place, concept or institution. Write as much or as little as you want. Just do it. If you need to expand, now or later, do that, too. If you develop more anger at the same person the next day, write about him again. After writing about your resentments, write down what is affected in you…your sense of self, your self-esteem, relationships, whatever. If it is your boss or coworker who is the recipient of your anger, perhaps your job and financial security are at risk. You do not have to do this perfectly. Just do it. Now, here’s the hard part…the fourth part of the fourth step is where we look at our part in these resentments. Most of the

time, we have participated in them. If we are honest and careful and have someone help us, someone who has been through this process themselves, we can begin to see our part. Caution: children who were abused did not do anything to cause it. Repeat: if you were abused as a child, it is not your fault. This step is not about perpetuating the myth that children who were victims are responsible. If you were randomly assaulted as an adult, that is not your fault either. Sometimes we find out that our part is simply in choosing to keep unhealthy people in our lives. Sometimes we find out that we did harm to someone and wonder why they retaliated; often we know. Either way, we need another person to help us see ourselves. Remember, our head can be like a bad neighborhood; you don’t want to go in there alone! Get to work. It will not be easier to do this tomorrow; do it today and find someone to help you and be available when you have finished so you can do step five…that one requires the participation of another person. Dr. Dawn’s new book, Mission Possible, A Missionary Doctor’s Journey of Healing, will be available for $15 at bookstores (have your store order it if it is not in stock), and on Amazon, by mid January, 2009. Check out past articles on her website at www.docdawn.com. Dr. Dawn Obrecht is the only MD addiction medicine specialist on the western slope of Colorado. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and her office is in Steamboat Springs. She teaches a communication course to medical students at the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and can be reached at 970-846-8479 or docdawn@ hotmail.com. Copyright Dawn Obrecht 2009

De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history. - Aldous Huxley




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DagnyMcKinley The Local • Steamboat Springs

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Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt. - Aldous Huxley


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KatNThaHat The Local • Steamboat Springs

TheSteamboatLocal.com Where all the cool kids go. Dream in a pragmatic way. - Aldous Huxley

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Simplify Green Online AngelaAshby EcoBroker

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Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting. - Aldous Huxley


The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

homeless in the boat

Scarlet Letter - Part 3

NachoNeighbor The Local • Steamboat Springs

[ In parts one and two, Nacho Neighbor shared his experience of getting a D.U.I. in Steamboat Springs, we pick up now with his final thoughts on the matter.]

One other little piece of advice, have $750 in cash saved somewhere so someone can come and get you, because if it’s after 10pm, you will be hard pressed to find a bondsperson willing to get out of bed for $150. Otherwise, start swinging and get your bond up to 10g’s. That will get one of them out of bed. Are you allowed to own a bar AND be a bondsman? Kind of like a dentist owning Fuzziwigs. So after court you get to go for an alcohol evaluation to determine your level of treatment. The questionnaire asks about everything. Just check all of the boxes under the “Church Lady” column, and give her $200 dollars and be on your way to at least 24 hours of alcohol class. There is a 12-hour version that can take place over one weekend, but that’s only for our sheriff. He admits to drinking, and only gets 12 hours. I denied even knowing who or what “Bud” was and I get 24 hours. I even wore a tie for chrissakes! It’s not about treatment, it’s about money. Those two-hour pearls of wisdom will set you back $30 a pop and even they admit they don’t do a good job of treating you because most of the time you crazy bastards have other demons eating away at you at the same time. Alcohol just gives you a “socially acceptable” masking agent for your actions. One statistic that floored me was the average b.a.c. for d.u.i.’s nationwide was .21! If you are 180 pounds and drank over three hours, that’s like 15 standard alcohol beverages. Now I’m not laughing. How can you guys/girls even tell what color your car

is much less drive? I honestly figured most D.U.Is were around .12-ish. Still many drinks, but not blinded by Beam. Wow, that’s serious shit. It’s not laughable, it’s not okay, and it’s not normal. The only way to cut down this problem in America is to put such a negative stigma on the behavior that even your friends won’t talk to you, like in Scandinavia. This problem was created by us and our “three martini lunch” parents and can only be fixed by us. All of us. Drunk drivers kill more people than any other crime. Why is it okay? So kids, what have we learned today? Don’t drink and drive, you could spill your drink. Give your car a good walk around every so often to check lights and blinkers etc. and then leave one of two things on your kitchen counter: your keys or the bourbon. If you still don’t get it, and still get pulled over and are asked questions other than standard driver info, shut up and say nothing. SAY nothing, ADMIT nothing. They will not go easier on you if you admit to having one glass of wine three hours ago. BUT, learn from your mistake and never do it again. Honestly, it sucks not being able to drive, however it is getting easier. There is one less worry in my life, two less bills (car/ insurance), I’m helping the environment, and getting in shape. Next year I’m gonna’ shred in over 40 category at the town challenge bike series. Maybe But even that didn’t really hit me in the gut as did the prophetic words from some teenage “snowthug” riding the bus w/ me. “This free bus is sweet. If you get a D.U.I here you’re an idiot.” Thank god I only got a D.W.A.I

cAPTAIN cARBURETOR

Shop Talk

CharlieHolthausen The Local • Steamboat Springs

Dear Charlie, I have a 1999 Chevy Tahoe with 153,000 miles. I take good care of it and always have it serviced. Recently, the head lamps will go out while I am driving. No high beams or low beams, no dash lights or anything. Then, without notice, they will come back on. This scares me to death and I no longer drive at night. The Tahoe has been to two different repair shops with no results, can you help? signed, Bob S. Dear Bob, I am guessing that the other shops have checked the basics. Headlamps, light switch, fuses, and the “wiggle test” on wires and connections. I will make another assumption here ( yes, I know the pitfalls of making assumptions. ) We have seen two other situations like this come into the shop in the past year. If this GM product has tilt-wheel, you may have some broken or pulled wires from the turn signal switch. This happens when the wire harness gets bent back and forth from the tilt-wheel ac-

tion over time and miles. The wire harness goes up into the steering column from under the dashboard and right where it connects to the turn signal switch is where we have seen this problem before. (The turn signal switch also has wires for the high beams, wipers and often cruise control.) In most cases the turn signal (combination) switch has to be replaced. An easy test for this condition is to manipulate the tilt-wheel action and watch the headlamps flicker on and off. The steering wheel will have to be removed and If your vehicle has an air bag in the steering wheel, you will NOT want to tackle this job by yourself. (The smallest static spark can cause an air bag to explode) Give the guys at my old shop a call to set up an appointment ...and, “tell ‘em Charlie sent ya.” 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 @gmail.com Every man’s memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

ask a mexican

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GustavoArellano garellano@ocweekly.com

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Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying. - Aldous Huxley


The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

El Otro Lado

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By Justin Barker & Teresa Villarroya Bronchal The Local • Steamboat Springs

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.

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

out in the boat

• Music • theater

Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas

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Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley

• sports • events


The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

out in the boat

• Music • theater

• sports • events

Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

Far flung correspondent

Shoe

DeanTresner The Local • Milan, Italy It is with hurled footwear that we bid adieu to the worst president in our history. While the assorted drunks and ne’er-dowells who may have legitimately laid claim to the title in the pre-Bush era, I think it’s safe to say he kicked all their sorry asses in that department. As far as I know, nobody threw a shoe at Warren G. Harding who basically played poker while his buddies plundered the treasury. At least he had the good sense to play poker instead of waging a costly and pointless war. The shoe hurled around the world. Last I heard Muntazar al-Zaidi failed to make his court appearance. His brother claims he was too badly beaten by the Iraqi police to be allowed to show up in

public. Well, as far as I’m concerned, good on you Muntazar, and sorry about the teeth, but I’m sure Oprah will buy you some new ones soon. It is, in my opinion, one of the most satisfying pieces of video I have seen, and 2.5 million YouTubers would seem to agree. Goodbye Dubbya, and good riddance. Off to your new mansion in Dallas, and don’t let the White House door hit you on the way out. (Not that I’m too worried about that really, you have demonstrated a surprising ability to dodge things.) But, in a way, I’m going to miss you. The last eight years have provided me with a unique opportunity to hone my vituperative writing skills, and I will miss them. In fact, I’m feeling rather rudderless at the moment. There just isn’t anything bad to say about your successor yet, and I’m not very good at praise. But having said that, I think I’ll cut this column short. I’m tired of writing about you.

Press Release: In search of

Routt County’s Biggest Losers A local group is challenging Routt County residents with competitions to find the biggest losers in the area. Inspired by the popular fitness reality TV show, “The Biggest Loser,” and the success of similar “weight loss challenges nationwide”, Mette Hyldgaard Smith has launched 12-week courses that offer tips on nutrition and exercise, paired with a hint of fun competition. Mette is a Personal Wellness Coach and consider the courses a chance to fight overweight and obesity rates by educating people about a better overall lifestyle. “Our goal is for people to feel good and look great. The course will give us accountability. Together, everybody wins.” So far over 250 people have participated this last fall and have lost 1,400 pounds as a team, so it is a very successful program. Course participants can use any weight-loss program they’d like, whether it is Jenny Craig, the South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers or a customized plan.” We’ll work with each person to find what works best for them.” They will also offer herbal weight-loss products. Participants will weigh-in each week, and the three people with the highest percentage of pounds lost at the end of the course will win prize money. The Health Coaches are shooting for 20 students per class, which would allow for a $250 first-place prize, $150 second-place prize and $100 third-place prize. For every pound a participant sheds, he or she will receive a raffle ticket for chances to win recipe books, workout handbooks, healthy snacks, and other prizes. The group will charge a participant $1 for each pound gained during the course, and $5 if a participant misses two or more class sessions. This money will be given to the person who loses the most inches at the end of the 12-week session. “A fun competition like this is a good motivator.” Smith said. “Everyone has a good time and soon participants are feeling better and they’ve just got more energy.” Registration for the 12-week course is $39. Proceeds are paid out in cash and prizes to the winners. A portion of the registration fees will be donated to Fit Kids Foundation for Prevention of Childhood Obesity www.gofitkids.org. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 6 PM at the New Steamboat Springs Community Center (@ Stockbridge Community Center) Hurry Up – Register today. www.weightlosschallenge.com Mette Hyldgaard Smith 970 871 0866

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Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts. - Aldous Huxley

Charlie Daniels Band Proceeds will benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF). The JCCF was formed on the premise of lending a helping hand to professional rodeo athletes and their families in the event of catastrophic injuries.

For tickets to the Charlie Daniels concert or for more information

call 800-922-2722 or visit steamboat.com/cowboydownhill

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

'Scopes to Live By ChelseaYepello The Local • Steamboat Springs Aries

You plan for every situation, but of course, it takes the one path you didn’t plan for. Oh, that funny clever life of yours… Such a sense of humor.

TAURUS

Warning, what you are about to read might shock and horrify you; At one point in the near future, you will be given a set of underwear with the days written on the inside of the elastic band. Shockingly, you will absolutely love them and horrifyingly, you will actually wear them on the correct days of the week. Go you.

March 21- April 19

April 20 - May 20

Gemini

May 21-June 20

This fortnight you will perfect the art of invisibility and decide that your powers should be used in the bathroom of the really hot neighbor. Unfortunately, you were only supposed to use your gift for the good of the world and taking advantage of the power made you lose them altogether. Hope you enjoy your fully visible, powerless restraining order issued from the neighbor.

cancer

This fortnight you will meet your evil twin only to have a heart to heart with it and quickly realize that your twin is not so evil after all, just misunderstood and suffering from a low self of steam.

LEO

*Insert beginning of compliment here* That freaky kid that keeps staring at you doesn’t mean to be rude; it’s just never seen someone so ridiculously good looking before. *End compliment*

VIRGO

Oh geez. They are asking you those idiotic questions again. It takes every ounce of your good manners and golden customer service skills not to roll your eyes and repeat your answer with a sigh for the seven hundredth time today. Now it’s time to ask yourself a question… is it really worth getting so frustrated because other people are not born with the knowledge that you are so familiar with? You’re there to help give people information and guidance. Be happy about being helpful.You will appreciate it when it’s you’re turn to not know everything about everything.

LIBRA

Somehow you need to find that fine line between “ha ha” funny and “ahem…” funny. That’s where the true humor lies.

SCORPIO

So many people seem to recognize you and quickly take you for granted, others don’t seem to recognize you at all. They will never understand what they are missing.Your loyalty and goodness should not be measured by their acknowledgment, just remember what your mother always told you about the kids that never accepted you. ..They are just jealous…

Sagittarius

Everyone needs a friend with the lack of a social filter. That person that will tell you exactly how they feel not matter how much it hurts. The good news is they will keep you on your toes and you can really trust them when they say that they like the way you sing, but the bad news is, at any moment they can drive you to never want to hum a tune again. True friend or just an asshole… you decide.

June 21 - July 22

July 23 - Aug. 22

Aug. 23 - Sept. 22

Sept. 23 - Oct. 23

Oct. 24 - Nov. 21

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21

capricorn

And in your attempt to get your money’s worth, you decide it’s in your best interest to wear your newly purchased helmet all of the time instead of when you are actually in need of it. Protection and efficiency. Wow. The public will be envious of your sheer intelligence and money consciousness.

aquarius

It stopped being an “if” and quickly found itself in the “when” category. Kind of interesting to finally have real control over your future isn’t it?

PIsces

Turning the corner you find yourself in a completely different town and cannot figure out what language anyone is speaking. Ah yes. One too many tequila shots again. At least you’re wearing your pants this time.

Dec. 22 - Jan. 19

Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

Feb. 19 - March 20

Pray for

SNOW! HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY FOR LOCALS All you have to do is show a local ID or season pass and make your day a HAPPY DAY ALL DAY LONG!!!

• $2.75 Pints of

Bud & Coors Lt

• $3.75 Pints of Fat Tire

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Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities. - Aldous Huxley

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

A bOATlOAD OF ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE REVIEWS

Lone Biker of the Apocalypse says:

= Chuck Norris worthy. = Roundhouse kick to the face

Gran Torino: One would think that a senile Dirty Harry cannot be reasoned with. But Excellent, squint filled study of one mans struggle with xenophobia, honor and whether or not he should force someone to make his day. The Gran Torino itself is apparently a metaphor for Eastwoods character. It’s aAn old crappy vehicle for transporting a senile dirty hairy back into the void from whence he was born. However, the obsolete feeling of antiquity is masked over with leathery skin and clinched teeth threats, making the character the consummate grumpy old badass. Nice work Clint, way to rehash something that is actually still very cool. Just because you’re old and jowly doesn’t mean you can’t kick the shit out of some punks!

Valkyrie: Nice eye patch Tom. Oh wait, shit! Hitler lives…booo! Historically the valkyries have been widely heralded as the Norse goddesses of war. Is Cruise trying to tell us something? That he is a goddess? Possibly? Or maybe he just wants to be a princess like he was in Legend.

The Reader: Kate Winslet might have once been why cavemen painted on walls. She is not quite that memorable in this 3rd WWII epic in the last 3 weeks, (that’s one per week people), she is however a cradle robbing cougar who likes being read too. Make it stop… please make a f@#$*&% movie about something else. At the rate of one WWII movie per week we are looking at 52 per year. So if you live to be 80 years old that means that 4,160 films about this

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unsettling topic will have been sleazed out of Hollywood in your lifetime. This seemingly innocuous statistic troubles me, not only because of the complete lack of originality but also the massive waste of cameras, film, dynamite, eye patches, stuntmen, gorillas, zebras, wildebeasts and the ever dying polar bears and fur seals of the northlands. Think about the polar bears and fur seals next time you buy a ticket to one of these pretentious, historically twisted biopics, of how shitty people can really be.

Doubt: Note to preachers everywhere: Stop taking advantage of young boys! It’s becoming enough of a problem that people need to keep making movies about whether or not it’s happening. Apparently if people make movies about something it must be a problem. Hollywood tells us our problems and then resolves them with such gems as Fools Gold, Failure to Launch, (notice a pattern) How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days and Ed TV. That’s right, it’s been implied. 3

Yes man: A not so poignant film about individual improvement with an appreciable parody of self help gurus and how they can be misleading. Funny moments but mostly an uninspired performance by Jim Carrey, I had such high hopes for this one. Carrey does make some weird facial expressions and is frightened by a cat and gets busy with an old lady…’grrross’, said my mom at the theater as she squirmed uncontrollably in her seat. Zooey Deschanel, with a reprisal of her role as the awkwardly independent pseudo punker chick with wacky ideals, does manage to bring some light to the story. This is done with the best band ever, Munchausen by Proxy, hilarious!

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!

music MTHDS

(Music That Heightens Different Senses) January 24th . Fun stuff here people. This Vail based group of powder worshipping hip-hoppers will bring the veritable ruckus to Mahogany Ridge. Pay the 5 bucks and enjoy the reggae infused hip hop sounds of MTHDS know by their fans as the ‘methods’. These cats will kick some serious ass with steady flowing lyrical abilities and thumping, dead on bass lines. Rally the powder, swill some micro brew, kick it with the ‘methods’ ‘till its time to ride again.

Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness. - Aldous Huxley

11th Annual Bluegrass Jam & Silent Auction. January 24th, 6:30pm-midnight at The Depot (13th street, across bridge from library) This event will include live music by theYampa Valley Boys, Gibsong, Three Wire, Ragweed and then an open jam session later in the evening. Dancing of course will be recommended but not obligatory. There will also be a silent auction and a special guest appearance by Jimmie Heuga himself. Tickets are $20 per person at the door or at All That Jazz. The Airborne Dearborn Team is raising money for the Jimmie Heuga Center in Edwards, Colorado. The Center is a Nonprofit organization that strives to help people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by conducting medical and wellness programs as well as helping family members adapt to living with the condition. For more info on how to donate to this terrific organization visit www.heugacenter. org.

For more inforation see ad on page 11.

recommended Listening • Bela Fleck Christmas Album (weird and very cool.) • Slim Harpo. •S  iegall-Schwall blues band (not really weird, but kickass any way.) •W  eird Al Yankovic (bob song, on you tube, all palindromes.) • Captain Beefheart. •U  nspeakable cult of goat-penis (if you can find it.) • Primus. • Wolfmother. • Kings of Leon. • Jorma Kaukonen. •A  nything not TOOL! Their overrated and overplayed!


The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

SoundstoMakeYouGroove Venue The Tap House

thurs. 15

Fri. 16

Sat. 17

Sun. 18

Mon. 19

Worried Men

Dubskin

Boathouse Pub

Reggae Night w/ DJ Also Starring

String Board Theory

DJ Dr. Caddell

Old Town Pub

David Garrard

DJ Also Starring

Interstate Stash Express

Fox Theater-Boulder

Honkeytonk Homeslice

The Killers (SOLD OUT)

Tapes N Tapes

The Wild Women of the West

Blue Note Recorder 70th Anniv.

Boulder Theater

Open Mic. Night Sam Ayer David Harlan

Trevor Potter Eek A Mouse

Hamilton Loomis

One Time Experience

One Time Experience

One Time Experience

Diddly Squat

The Music Tent (Knoll Parking Lot)

South Austin Jug Band

Sam Bush

Smashmouth

Mitchell Musso

Charlie Daniels Band

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Fri. 23

Sat. 24

Treasure Fingers

Sun. 25

Diddly Squat

Mon. 26

Tue. 27

Chris LeBlanc

Wed. 28

Ladies Night w/ DJ Also Starring

Karaoke

Mahogany Ridge

Head for the Hills

Boathouse Pub

Holden Young

MTHDS

Open Mic. Night Trevor G. Potter

Old Town Pub

Jerry Joseph

DJ Also Starring

Unknown Americans

Fox Theater-Boulder

Souls of Mischief

Post Umphrey's McGee Party

Guru's Jazzmatazz

Boulder Theater

Lunafest

Umphrey's McGee

Springdale Quartet, Bill McKay Band, Riverbend

Tugboat

Chris LeBlanc

Chris LeBlanc

Chris LeBlanc

Happy Hours!

Me & Ed's Music Machine

Obama Inauguration

Tugboat

The Tap House

Wed. 21

Ladies Night w/ DJ Also Starring

Karaoke

Mahogany Ridge

Venue

Tue. 20

James Moore Duo A Live Set by STS9 Tim Reynolds and (SOLD OUT) TR3 Boulder Wedding Showcase

Drew Emmit Band Rob Drabkin

Rob Drabkin

Tap house 3-6 M-F $1 off pints, $2 off pitchers

Boat House 3-6 EVERYDAY buy one get one free

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

Mahogany Ridge 4-6 PM M-F Half Price drinks, dollar tapas

Rex’s 4:20-6 PM EVERYDAY Half price appetizers, pizzas and $1 all drinks

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

Double Z 2:30-6:30 M-F $.50 off drafts and $1 off pitchers

Johnny B Good's ALL DAY EVERYDAY $2 Bloodies and Mimosas, buds and PBR Cans

VFW 4-6 M-F $.50 off all beers and drinks

Smokehouse 3-6 EVERYDAY $1 off all beers Monday night football $2.50 Bud and Bud Light

Tugboat 3-6 EVERYDAY $1 beers

Yamn

Big House Burgers 4:20-6 EVERYDAY $1 off all drinks and appetizers Cantina 4-6 PM EVERYDAY Margaritas $4, beer is discounted as well Riggio's 5-6pm Everyday $1 Stella Artois & Newcastle drafts 1/2 price martinis, wine, & apps Mazzola’s 5-6 EVERDAY $1 off all drinks

Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them.Yes, and furnished too. - Aldous Huxley

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

Good Luck on the comeback Todd. Get that Gold! JonahWeil

Funny Tom

By 11 year old Sofia Rodriguez Funny Tom Was the bomb But funny Tom Was kind ‘a dumb

Funny Tom Didn’t know That the water was hot So he spilt it on his butt

Turns out funny Tom Practicing the drum Hands felt numb

Funny Tom Says some Walks around With a melted bum

So funny Tom Got a bucket of water from his mom Funny Tom Whose hands felt numb Tried to put some on

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I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. - Aldous Huxley


The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

Walks like a Duck

The ?

JonahWeil

ChrisWalsh

“The Worst of 2008”--hey, at least I avoided talking about the economy. SOLUTION CAN NOW BE FOUND IN CLASSIFIEDS!!!

by Matt Jones

The Riddle: What lives on it’s own substance, but dies as soon as it devours itself?

(answer can be found in the classifieds section)

Across 1 Cabinet division overseen by the U.S. Atty. Gen. 4 N, E or W, but not T: abbr. 7 Hit that states “There’s no need to feel down” 11 Tuna variety 12 Be flirty with 14 Vast extents 15 “Singin’ in the Rain” production company 16 Without a ___ stand on 17 How some people can cry 18 With “The,” Entertainment Weekly’s pick for worst TV show of 2008 21 “What ___ now?” 22 One of the worst bigname TV casting choices of 2008 (for “Kath & Kim”), according to the website Television Without Pity 25 Lunchbox flask 27 Victim helper: abbr. 28 ___ Valley (San Francisco neighborhood) 29 Passion 31 Bose competitor 32 “The Hills” pair named “Worst Couple of 2008” by iVillage.com 38 Benzoyl peroxide target 39 Separated 40 “This American Life” host Glass 41 Gothic novelist Radcliffe 44 Junior high health class topic 48 Band with the “Worst Music Marketing” of 2008, according to BusinessWeek 51 Pottery stuff 52 2008 spoof flick that got a rare 0% rating from the website Rotten Tomatoes 54 Contemptible driver, maybe 56 Dog-___ 57 Sickly

58 “___ pay for this!” 59 Shirts’ opposites 60 Outdoor goods retailer 61 Doctors who may work with cold symptoms, for short 62 Guinness Book suffix 63 Throw in Down 1 Medium oath... 2 ...and milder oath 3 “Good Times” actor Walker 4 Lo-cal drink 5 “There’s more in this letter...” 6 “That’s extremely funny!” in e-mails 7 Streisand-as-a-male film 8 Hood rat? 9 Computer core: abbr. 10 “___ Certified” (sticker for an 8-down) 12 CNN offshoot 13 Blameless exclamation 14 Philip Seymour Hoffman film of 2008 19 Financial services company with an asterisk in its name

20 Hit head-on 23 “___ you an apology...” 24 Badonkadonk 26 Med. scan 30 Suggestion on a food label: abbr. 31 Old, in Italy 32 Alexander who claimed he was “in charge” after Reagan was shot 33 Off-white shade 34 Stopping by just briefly 35 “Wayne’s World” director Penelope 36 Gives to the landlord 37 Rowing machine unit 41 Photographer Adams 42 Big D.C. lobby 43 Mr. Potato Head parts 45 Oak Ridge Boys hit with a notable vocal bass line 46 Did 47 It can be covered by a shadow 49 Window box sites 50 One way to kill a vampire 53 “ER” roles 54 Assent on the main deck 55 Dearie

I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery. - Aldous Huxley

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

According to Astrology January 15 – January 28

Solar Eclipse and Chinese New Year LenaFranzen The Local • Steamboat Springs January 17-19: Our minds are full of new ideas and inspiration, to the point that it’s hard to sit still. We want to share our ideas with others but we might have trouble getting understood, especially if we are too much in our own heads. It’s easier to relate with others if we are loving and compassionate. (Venus the planet of Love is in compassionate and sensitive Pisces until February 2. And Venus, Jupiter and Uranus are making aspects to Mercury, the planet of communication.) Since Mercury is still retrograde (appears to move backwards in the sky) until February 1st, there is still an emphasis on reviewing and revising our projects. January 19- 20: The Sun moves into Aquarius. Happy Birthday to all you Aquarians! The Sun will join Mercury and Jupiter here. This means that a lot of intelligent and inventive ideas are taking shape and being pondered. Also on January 20: The Sun joins Mercury right before Mercury backs into Capricorn until February 14. Our minds will again take on a more serious and focused outlook for a few weeks. Great for reviewing and repairing! January 21-22: We are ready to try something new and exciting in our relation-

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ships. We want to feel inspired! But it can’t be anything too weird because we are still tender hearted and longing for sincere love. (Venus and Mars are making aspects to Jupiter and Uranus.) January 23: The once a year happening of Jupiter and Sun coming together in a so-called conjunction is happening today. Jupiter is a giant planet that almost became a star when our solar system was formed 4.6 billion years ago. In astrology, Jupiter represents expansion, enthusiasm and optimism. And the Sun is our creative expression; it is how we are here to shine our light into the world. When they come together in Aquarius, there is a renewed hope and faith in the future. There is a birth of new creative and inventive ideas and projects that will bring improvements to mankind. January 23: We are being very practical and today is a good day to work hard and take care of business. (Saturn is in harmoni-

ous aspect to Mars.) Also on January 23: We might be experiencing a lack in love and romance. And we wish that people were more kind and understanding. When Saturn, the planet of responsibility makes a hard angel to Venus, we can’t help but feel a bit gloomy. But on the other hand it’s an opportunity to become more mature and responsible in our relationships and learn how to feel love, even when we don’t feel that we are loved back. This doesn’t mean we have to become martyrs or accept abusive behavior. In this case we need to learn how to say NO and take responsibility for our own wellbeing. The same for our finances, today is an opportunity to look over our money situation, not hide from the truth but to deal with what needs correction right away. (Venus is the planet of love and money.) After that there is an opportunity for love, romance and making more money. (Venus makes a harmonious aspect to Mars

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. - Aldous Huxley

later on the same day.) January 24-25: How we express our creativity and our talents is changing for the better. We are getting in touch with our own unique contributions to the world. (The Sun is in aspect to Uranus and Saturn.) January 26: Today there is a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius. Sun, Moon and Earth are lined up so that the Moon blocks the light of the Sun for 10 minutes or so. This Eclipse can only be seen from Indonesia, Malaysia, Northern Australia and South Africa. Astrologically a Solar Eclipse represents a time when our consciousness goes through a shut down and then a reopening to new possibilities. The veil between different realities is thinner and we could enjoy some mystical experiences. Since the Moon and Sun are lined up in Aquarius we can expect a birth of a new intelligence and vision for humanity and our country. Also, January 26 is the Chinese New Year. This is the year of the Earth Ox. The Earth Ox finds prosperity through hard work. He/she is serious, dependable, calm and modest. January 27-28: Intelligent ideas and inspirations keep coming through. (Venus and Mars make angels to Mercury.)


The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

exploring the sacred

Forgiveness – A New Year Resolution PaulStewart Bishop Emeritus,The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Recall with me if you will, two years ago last October. It was in the quiet hill country of Pennsylvania, a devout group of Christian people, who lived a simple life without automobiles, electricity, or modern machinery were devastated by a sudden act of violence. They work hard and live quiet, peaceful lives separate from the world. Most of their food comes from their own farms. The women sew and knit and weave their clothing, which is modest and plain. They are known as the Amish people. There lived in this community a 32year-old milk truck driver and his family. He was not Amish, but he picked up milk from many Amish dairy farms where he was known as the quiet milkman. Then one terrifying day he suddenly lost all reason and control. In his tormented mind he blamed God for the death of his first child and some unsubstantiated memories. He stormed into the Amish school without any provocation, released the boys and adults, and tied up the 10 girls. He shot the girls, killing five and wounding five. Then he took his own life. This shocking violence caused great anguish among the Amish, but no anger. There was hurt, but no hate. Their forgiveness was immediate. Collectively they began to reach out to the milkman’s suffering family. Amish leaders visited the milkman’s wife and children to extend their sympathy, their forgiveness, their help, and their love. About half of the mourners at the milkman’s funeral were Amish. In turn, the Amish invited the milkman’s family to attend the funeral services of the girls who had been killed. A remarkable peace settled on the Amish as their faith sustained them during this crisis. How could the whole Amish group manifest such an expression of forgiveness? It was because of their faith in God and trust in His word, which is part of their inner

beings. They see themselves as disciples of Christ and want to follow His example. Is it truly possible then, for each of us, regardless of our religious beliefs, to be this forgiving? I believe it is. I am not suggesting that we do not hold people accountable. Of course, society needs to be protected from criminals. But think of the personal peace, unity and progress that could be made by simply forgiving … and meaning it! What improvements could we see this coming year within our circle of friends and family, our community, our

holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.”1 Let’s face it; we are all guilty, most of us daily, of offenses to those around us. Remember the time you used inappropriate sign language to express your disapproval of that driver that cut you off only to “accidentally” pull in front of another driver yourself days later. Think of the domestic disputes and divorces that could be avoided if husbands, wives, children and friends forgave. Think of the community organizations, governments, and religious groups not wasting their time trying to prove the other wrong but uniting together in common causes for good. Imagine last year’s political battles, which drive a wedge between parties and people, being forgiven so we could move forward as a unified United States. Think of the wars and bloodshed that could end today if the wrongs that have been done to one country or people by another were reconciled. If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being. Some recent studies show that people who are taught to forgive become

If we can find forgiveness in our he arts for those who have caused us hurt, injury , or even simple frustratio ns , we will rise to a highe r level of personal peac e, self-esteem and well-being. country and yes our world if all of us internalized this same spirit of forgiveness? Dr. Sidney Simon, a recognized authority on values realization, provided an excellent definition of forgiveness as it applies to human relationships: “Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by

“less angry, more hopeful, less depressed, less anxious and less stressed,” which leads to greater physical well-being.2 Forgiveness heals, unifies, strengthens, and simply makes us happier. With the beginning of 2009, now is a perfect time to forgive. A favorite song I learned in Sunday School as a child has the words; “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” If you want to find inner peace this year and have the happiest year ever, try forgiveness as a New Year resolution. You will be pleasantly amazed at the results. Notes 1. With Suzanne Simon, Forgiveness: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Get On with Your Life (1990), 19. 2. Fred Luskin, in Carrie A. Moore, “Learning to Forgive,” Deseret Morning News, Oct. 7, 2006, p. E1.

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.

If human beings were shown what they’re really like, they’d either kill one another as vermin, or hang themselves. - Aldous Huxley

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The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

the angry grammarian

Ebony and Irony JefferyBarg jeff@theangrygrammarian.com With all the wild accusations swirling and the dirty Illinois politics bubbling up, who’d have thought the grammarians would be some of the loudest objectors to Roland Burris’ appointment to the U.S. Senate? “There is certainly no pay-to-play involved, because I don’t have no money,” Burris said in a news conference last week. And the grammar confirmation militia lost it. Protests all over the Web abounded. “I think Roland’s loose grammar was an implied shout-out to the long underserved demographic of people who don’t give a rat’s a-s about speaking English properly,” commented “Mike in NYC” on CNN.com. He courteously self-censored his “ass” with that discreet little hyphen. “Jeez, did [Burris] really say that?” intoned “SpencerCat,” a Huffington Post commenter. “Great, a senator who can’t speak correctly.” Why is it that when a white person speaks improper English, it’s cheeky, but when a black person does it, it’s because of that “demographic of people”? Call me naive, but I really don’t want to believe that the vast majority of language enthusiasts moonlight

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as not-so-closeted racists. In 2004 Dick Cheney said “Go fuck yourself ” to Sen. Patrick Leahy on the floor of the Senate. Or what about 2007, when Sen. John McCain said “Fuck you” to Sen. John Cornyn in a meeting on immigration legislation? Would SpencerCat or Mike in NYC call this “speaking English properly”— in the Senate building, no less? All of these are different ways of expression. Some would find profanity just as objectionable as “I don’t have no money.” But what matters is understanding and interpretation—and I don’t think there’s any ambiguity as to the intended meaning of either. The only thing unbefitting a senator here is the bigoted double standard. I’m always confused about “abstruse” vs. “obtuse.” Help! Forget everything you learned in geometry class. Or just remember that everything you learned in geometry class was dumb, and that’s also the meaning of “obtuse.” “Abstruse” is a better descriptor for geometry class itself: difficult to understand. In other words, the reasoning behind racist grammatical double standards is abstruse; those grammatical racists themselves, however, are obtuse.

Find 3 Typos and Get Free Beer! Find 3 typos in this issue of The Local and earn a FREE bottle of specialty seasonal beer. Redeem your prize at Pioneer Spirits on 11th St. Limit first 5 claims per issue. Must be 21 years of age.

It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged. - Aldous Huxley


The Local • Vol 9 issue 2 • January 15- January 28, 2009

get lit

Book Clubs Unscathed by Economic Woes MichelleDover The Local • Steamboat Springs Challenging times, punctuated by a non-stop barrage of news on bailouts, bankruptcies, unmanageable debt and foreclosures is perhaps one reason some book clubs are starting to look out for each other. The Library has always assisted book clubs in locating multiple copies of titles, but when groups want to read the latest Oprah pick that presents a challenge. Recently one book club in Steamboat decided to assist with this problem. After reading and discussing the enormously popular novel by David Wroblowsi’s, “Edgar Sawtelle” the members decided to donate their copies to the Library, specifically for other book clubs to use. The Bud Werner Library has supported book clubs by providing Carpet Bag Book Club Kits for several years. A Carpet Bag contains twelve copies of a single title as well as a notebook filled with discussion materials and biographical information about the author. The recently donated “Edgar Sawtelle” has been added to the Carpet Bag collection. Other new titles are added regularly. A title generally checks out for six weeks and a hold can be placed on a title by contacting Michelle Dover at the Library ( 879-0240 X307). Consider one of the following newly added titles for your club:

Nancy Horan - "Loving Frank" Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

Richard Preston - "Wild Trees " A close-up look at the world’s tallest trees, the coastal redwoods, and the previ-

David Wroblowsi- "Edgar Sawtelle" Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle with three yearling canines struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father’s death. A riveting family saga, and a brilliant exploration of the limits of language.

Lloyd Jones -"Mister Pip" (Coming Soon) On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, on which survival is a daily struggle, eccentric Mr. Watts, the only white man left after the other teachers flee, spends his day reading to the local children from Charles Dickens’s classic “Great Expectations.” A transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives *If you’re looking for a Book Club consider joining the Bud Werner Memorial Book Club which is reading and discussing the following titles this winter:

Anne Patchett- "Run" The question of what makes a family is central to this luminous novel. Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons—Sullivan, 33, and African American Tip, 21, and Teddy, 20, brothers adopted 20 years earlier. An unexpected accident makes them examine the meaning of family. Sara Gruen- "Water for Elephants" Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.

that study this unique, labyrinthine ecological niche.

February 11th --Bo Calwell’s “The Distant Land of My Father” will be discussed at 6m in the Library’s Meeting Room. March 11th- Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” will be discussed at 6m in the Library’s Meeting Room. Nancy Horan’s, Loving Frank --TBA

ously unknown ecosystem that the trees form high in the air in the forest canopy. This work profiles the scientists and researchers

Richard Bausch’s Hello to the Cannibals--TBA

It’s with bad sentiments that one makes good novels. - Aldous Huxley

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