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Representing The Boat About the Cover by: Travis Logan What’s the Middle East like? Well, when you first exit the base and step foot into this part of the world you’re pretty much in awe at how different things are. After spending the majority of my life in Steamboat the sight of a shinning Mosque sitting beside a blown-out building was an eye opener. Donkeys walk the same roads that Nissans speed down, women walk covered from head to toe in black robes, and of course there’s the ever constant presence of military equipment and personnel. Past and present collide and create a strange lifestyle. Wal-Marts and Costcos are nonexistent. Say goodbye to grocery stores and shopping centers, everything out here is sold in small shops and markets. Farmers sit roadside (or sometimes right on the road) with piles of local produce; venders make there way through the maze of alleyways hauling their products on old tractor-pulled wagons or even older donkey-pulled carts. Kids here work jobs that most US adults would find tiring; they pull large carts and drag jugs back and forth along torn up roads, they drive old motorcycles that have sidecars filled with milk or propane, and still they smile and wave to us and put their hands out in hopes of a bag of toy soldiers or a Cliff bar. Still, even kids are treated with an uncomfortable hesitation. Everyone is both your best friend and your worst enemy, the trick is not leaning too much towards one over the other. Most combat tours are very easily summed up in one line: Long periods of extreme boredom sprinkled with brief moments of butt-puckering excitement. For a whole week you’ll do nothing but read The Local over and over again, to the point where Dagny McKinley’s stories of Audrey Rose resonate through your head, then out of nowhere the quiet whistle of a mortar as it flies through the air and the inevitable BOOM that follows. “This one is close!” The next few moments see an increase in your heart rate, you run for cover, but in all honesty you know that if that thing lands somewhere within your personal AO (that‘s Army gab for “Area of Operation“) you’ll be down for the count. But it misses (misses you at least) and thus the excitement retreats and you move once again into excessive boredom. Fun here consists of whatever random things you can come up with that night. Maybe a marathon movie night with features ranging from Child‘s Play to Half Baked, Blackhawk Down to Twilight. (Yes we watch Twilight and yes we’re divided over the Wolves and the Vampires.) We play sports, we read, maybe a game night tonight, maybe a deep philosophical conversation that will undoubtedly

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” -Frank Sinatra

end with the same conclusion as it always does, that we‘re stuck here no matter what. From time to time an overly smoky Hookah session might bring out the crazy in people. (Have you ever tried talking while you hold onto your tongue?) To be honest, fun is usually found in the form of complete randomness, whether it be a rock skipping contest along a dirt road, a water bottle war, or a rave created through the help of an iPod, some glow sticks, and a few cans of Root Beer. My daily tasks here are mixed, things have been eye opening and educational, good times and bad times, but still a grouping of experiences that I hope has in some way made me a stronger person. Before too long my time with the Army will be over, it feels like it’s been forever and yet it’s gone by faster than I expected. But soon enough I’ll be out of the shit and on to better dreams. And my dreams are simple, a beer in my hand, a snowboard, and three feet of fresh powder daring me to get first tracks. Or a beer in my hand, a bike, and 5 miles of downhill single-track daring me not to use my breaks. Either way I’ll be happy as long as the beer is in my hand and I’m in Steamboat. Until then, I’m doing my best to represent for the ‘Boat, just cruisin’ in the Humvee with the windows down, the Oakleys on, and the Colorado flag blowing in the wind. Love you, Steamboat. Travis

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Editor’s Notes

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The Local • Steamboat Springs A couple of winters ago I built a giant snow cave in front of the new courthouse and I lived in it for 5 days and nights as a protest against the District Attorney’s office. A Pilot reporter spoke with me briefly on the first day of my protest, but they never followed up or printed a story about my endeavors. This event convinced me that there must be some kind of conspiracy theory at work - some secret phone call from Kerry St. James to the Pilot’s editor explaining that I was a criminal lunatic and it was for the greater good of society that the press ignore me, and that the Pilot had better obey Kerry’s will if they knew what was best for them. After my protest was over I spent a good deal of time researching the role and responsibility of the press in a “free societyâ€? and I ultimately became very interested in The Local’s role as an independent voice for Steamboat Springs. With this background in mind, I find it especially rich that one of our writers has tenured her resignation over “censorship issues.â€? It is an odd feeling to have become the big, mean, backroom-dealing, truth-suppressor who chooses selfish business and personal interests over the dissemination of the facts. Actually, I don’t really see myself in exactly this light, but the situation does give me the opportunity to share some of what I’ve learned about the nature of a “free press.â€? It turns out there is no such thing as a free press. There is also no such thing as “impartial reporting.â€? Everyone has an angle, journalists included, and every paper has certain interests in what they report. Because of this, I believe that the key to honest reporting is to state what your angle is, make your case, and then let the readers interpret what they have read according to their own good sense. For example, I

can go to a City Council meeting and tell you my opinion about what happened, and you can just as easily disagree with me about the events that I have reported as you can agree. In today’s information age, it is actually less important for a reporter to try and provide balance and perspective because the Internet and the 20 minute cable news cycle and the constant barrage of input from every direction allows us to have a really diverse exposure to all the competing, conflicting and complimentary points of view that are out there. Despite what a lot of negative Nancy’s go around saying, the average modern American is actually much more enlightened than any member of the masses has ever been. Now although connections do exist between a paper’s self-interests and what they print, please do not confuse this with what is commonly referred to as a “conspiracy theory.� The United States is not yet George Orwell’s 1984. Big Brother might be real, but there is no Ministry of Truth with the established goal of distorting the truth. The reality is, there is very rarely a defined set of shady rules about what gets reported and what doesn’t. Being in the business, I now doubt that Kerry St. James ever had a conversation with the Pilot’s editor about squashing the story about my snow cave protest. Rather, having learned what I have, it makes more sense to look at the situation by saying that no one wants to cause more trouble than it’s worth. If a paper prints the truth and it causes a bunch of

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trouble in the community, and that then makes the paper look like the good guys for reporting it and it wins them cheers and adulation (and future advertising dollars), then they will print it, even if it makes some important people mad. But if printing the truth is going to do nothing but cause ill-will from the community and financial repercussions for the paper, the desire to print it suddenly becomes much less appealing. The key to being a well-informed consumer of information is not to decry this injustice, it is to recognize it and read everything with a suspicious eye and interpret it as a freethinking individual. Here’s a good example: in this issue we had slated to run a nice article about Rockin’ J Cattle and the grass fed beef they produce. Instead of printing the actual article, I’ll summarize it with some commentary. Rockin’ J Cattle is a ranch located in Northwest Colorado in the Little Snake River Valley that produces 100% grass fed/finished beef. It has been owned and operated by John Weibel since ...Continued on page 4

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The Local • Vol 10 issue 02 • january 14 - January 27, 2009 that might deprive The Local of income or status? On the obvious level, yes it is. In fact, 2002. Why did we decide to run such an article I lament the fact that our highest earthly allethis issue? Well I like beef and I called John this giance cannot be to the Truth. I lament the fact fall and asked him if he would like to trade some that we live in a world of limited resources and advertising for beef. He agreed and I bought a unlimited wants, and that we have to compete 1/2 cow and paid for part of with other selfish interests in it with some ads in The Local. order to obtain the necessities and For the past 3 months I have desires of life. On the other level, eaten like a king. I even gave once we recognize that this is away a whole bunch of beef how a free market works, we can for Christmas and everyone accurately derive good informain my family was happy about tion, even if it comes from biased it. Now I’m starting to run sources. out of beef and I want some Final thought: The Steamboat more so I figured if we printed Pilot and The Local are both free a nice article about Rockin’ papers for readers. Each paper J, John would get a good recosts about 20 cents to print and sponse and he’d want to trade this cost, as well as all others, is more beef for ads. It’s not like 100% paid for by advertising dolI’m being dishonest though. lars from the business community The beef is incredibly deli(and even the government.) Who cious (the hamburger is hands do you think our self-interest is “War is Peace down superior in all ways to more aligned with, our advertisers Ignorance is Strength anything you can buy at the or our readers? Now imagine a paSlavery is Freedomâ€? grocery store.) And it’s a great per whose main source of income George Orwell 1984 deal too - a 1/2 cow ended is derived from paying readers that up costing us less than $5/lb, insist on hard-hitting, exposeincluding all cuts from hamburger to tenderloin. style reporting and an ultimate commitment So I believe in the story, and I figure a lot of peo- to informing the public of important news and ple might find it interesting to know that such information. Can you imagine how such a paper a delicious deal is sitting right here in our backmight operate differently? If you answered yes yard. So just because I have personal interest to this last question and you would like The Loinvolved, is it wrong to print this information? I cal to be that paper, please send your money to suggest it is not. It is simply the understandable PO Box 776272, Steamboat Springs Co, 80477. order of things in a free market economy. www. (FYI. You can also buy Rockin J beef at 970-367-6184. Steamboat’s best French restaurant, The EpicuLikewise, is it wrong to not print a story rean! see their specials on page 12) (970) 367-7117

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Audrey Rose Resignation DagnyMcKinley The Local • Steamboat Springs Dear readers: Due to The Local’s decision not to publish my most recent Audrey Rose article, I have decided to pull the column. I feel Audrey Rose has a unique voice that should be heard, which is why I will continue writing Audrey Rose on-line at www.SweetAudreyRose. com. Last week’s unpublished column is currently posted on-line for anyone who wishes to read it. This was not an easy decision for me as I consider Audrey Rose a person who I look up to and to me, she reflects the best parts of humankind.

Editor’s Note: Last issue The Local elected not to print Audrey Rose because we felt it was unduly critical of Ski Corp and one of its employees. As a result of this act of obeisance, Ski Corp has rewarded us with 2 full page ads this issue! $$$ :) All hail the great and benevolent Ski Corp! (For a less flippant analysis of the phenomena of self-censorship designed to please corporate overlords, please read Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky.)

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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. Due to his near-continuous inebriation he chooses to hide his identity in anonymity - like Batman.


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boat local since monkeys could walk on two feet and has been the scope lady for fiveish years. 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.

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).

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. The sheriff in my life is my husband Scott, aka my tech support and web designer.

Jonah Weil- Age 13, is the cartoonist of “Walks Like a Duck.�He lives in Boulder, Colorado, but Steamboat is his favorite place to ski so he visits often. He is a student at Alexander Dawson School.

Dr. Dawn Obrecht - Dr. Dawn's Rx: Dr. Dawn is the only MD addiction medicine specialist on Colorado’s western slope. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and teaches a course to medical students at CU Denver.

Chris Walsh- The ? Comic: Likes to draw pictures of himself in awkward situations!

"KatNThaHat" - Sports: T.D. Counts aka “That guy�. Snuck over the pass in 2000 and was hooked. Now on the radio, 1230 am ESPN radio, Monday and Thursday, 4-6pm. Born in Pasadena, CA, raised in Long Island, NY and a graduate in psychology from UWGB.

Justin Barker: Justin Barker has left town again to chase the almighty dollar in Saudi Arabia. His wife Teresa Villarroya Bronchal is waiting. Will he come back mounted proud upon a gleaming horse flying down out of the sky or crawling on his belly up from out of the sand?

Nacho Neighbor: Graduate of Lehigh University and best described as a “practicing hedonist�. He likes his beef rare, martinis shaken, and his women conscious. He is all about Routt. His mantra: If you’re gonna be stupid, ya gotta be tough!

Scott L. Ford - Do You See What I See? Columnist for The Local since January 2003. Retired from CMC, he is currently a volunteer in several Yampa Valley economic development projects. He is married with three adult children and a chocolate Labrador Retriever, Tobias.

Far Flung CorrespondentDean Tresner Is an international boulevardier with an attendant sense of style, wonder and loathing. He’s currently perched at the foot of the mountain.

Charlie Holthausen -  Captain Carburetor's Shop Talk: Born in northern NJ, he has called Steamboat home since 1995. Founder of Black Diamond Automotive and Master certified for over 25 years. Recently he has been working on building an “Art Car�

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Our Story

Memories From the Past: Part V- Earnest “Dude” Todd Paul&EllenBonnifield

The Local • Steamboat Springs Earnest “Dude” Todd was one of the most interesting and perhaps colorful men in Routt County during the period 1920 to 1960. Todd was an intelligent man with an influential manner who took pride in his ability to recall names, faces, places, and events. In 1978, while we were writing a book, Coal: the Cream of Routt County, I spent several hours talking to Dude. Even then he easily recalled the names of various men he worked with at the Moffat Mine in 1919. He remembered Andy Black, ruler of the county’s underworld. He recalled the details of a bootlegger being shot by Andy Black. Because Dude was involved in so many things, I’ll need to fill in some information to round out the story for the readers. So, keep in mind everything you read is not on the tapes, but there are more than four hours of excellent interview. Dude was born in Oklahoma in 1903, and moved with his family to a small ranch just south of Toponas on Egeria Creek. At the time it was a ranch, stagecoach stop and a small store. The Denver Northwestern

& Pacific was under construction through Egeria Canyon on its way to the coalfield at Oak Creek. After the railroad was completed and David Moffat died, the economy in Routt County was very fragile. Most of the profitable homestead land in the Yampa Valley was already filed on, so Dude’s father took a homestead claim on Morrison Creek. Ernest “Dude” Todd was one of the most interesting and perhaps colorful men in Routt County during the period 1920 to 1960. Dude remembered life on Morrison Creek. “Everyone had too many kids and too many dogs.” They were all poor. No one could afford overshoes. They took a gunny sack and folded it into a triangle, “like a baby dipper.” The point came up over the arch and the ends were pulled up and tied in the middle. The sacks kept the feet warm and dry. When the kids went to school, came in the house, or when adults visited at another home, they

came inside the door and removed the sacks with care and respect. They laid the sacks out straight to dry and warm up. Those old gunny sacks were valuable possessions. No one had much money, and the highlight of the Christmas season was to go to Doc Cole’s house. Doc Cole had a ranch at the top of the divide between Little Morrison Creek and Morrison Creek. He was the doctor in Yampa who built the hospital and opened a drug store in the Royal Hotel. In addition, he was the first doctor in Oak Creek. In later life he moved to the milder climate of McCoy where he delivered most of the babies. At his ranch on Morrison Creek each Christmas he invited everyone in for a warm celebration. Every child received a little gift of candy, fruit, nuts, and other goodies. For most of the kids that was the only gift they received. Kids and grownups enjoyed the cheerful happy time of feasting, visiting, and each others company. Adding to the cheer, the Miles family, who were excellent musicians, played while kids and adults danced. All the gunny sacks were laid out and everyone knew their own sack. No one took someone else’s by mistake. Todd recalled one Fourth of July

the good people on Morrison Creek were at a picnic. One man who did not attend wanted to go fishing, so he crawled through the fence of his neighbor and began catching grasshoppers for bait. For some unexplained reason the neighbor who was also home shot the man catching grasshoppers. Everyone hurried to the aid of the wounded man and put him in a car. They started for Oak Creek, but he died on the way. The killer was tried, convicted, and executed, but the motive for the killing was never explained. There was a close tie between the residents on Morrison Creek and Oak Creek. With an abundance of lodge pole pine, the homesteaders earned a large share of their income by cutting mine props. In winter, families moved to Oak Creek, or the men moved to the mines and left the family at the homestead. Of course, several folks made a little bootleg whiskey for the miners’ thirst. Before World War I, Oak Creek and Mt. Harris were the only towns in the county with a cash pay roll. The businesses in Hayden, Clark, Steamboat, and Yampa depended on barter (butter and eggs) when farmers came to town on Saturday. More next issue

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A Reimbursement System Nobody in Their Right Mind Would Have Designed ScottFord

The Local • Steamboat Springs How did the United States health care reimbursement system evolve into a system nobody in his or her right mind would have designed? How did we get where we are at? I set out on a knowledge quest and asked you to join me. In this knowledge quest three happy accidents have been described. This is the last column in this series and it describes the fourth happy accident. Since this is the last in this series, outlined below is the Cliffs Notes version of the previous three columns. Prior to the early 1900’s health care focused primarily on palliative measures. This simply means that they made you feel better, but there was very little that could be done to make you better. The introduction of one of the very first antibiotic drugs, “ Salvarsan” . This drug reversed the ravages of Syphilis and it was the catalyst that began to change the focus of health care from palliative to curative. As more antibiotic drugs were discovered and introduced, Americans began to expect more from health care providers. These providers responded by becoming better. The quality of health care expanded, but these improvements were expensive and the cost of health care rose. Even though it cost more, American during the 1920’s had more disposable income, some of which was spent on health care. However, by 1927 the continuing rise in health care cost had made it unaffordable for

many. As a result of predictable market forces, as demand lessened, there was under-utilization of capital intensive infrastructure, i.e. hospitals. How to get people to use more of the available health care system? Simple - make it cheaper. Baylor University hospital stumbled on an idea to make it cheaper, which worked. Instead of making it actually cheaper, they found a way to lower the unit cost by developing a prepaid hospitalization plan. With some fancy actuarial footwork, they felt they could offer to the employees and teachers at Baylor University a prepaid hospitalization plan that would provide hospitalization coverage for $6.00 a year for some very specific conditions. It worked! Access to the health care system became cheaper because the unit cost had been lowered. By 1933 hospital associations all across the nation began offering versions of these prepaid plans. These hospital associations became known as Blue Cross. The expansion of these prepaid plans stalled by 1933 because America was in the grips of a horrible economic crisis that became known as the Great Depression. Again, affordability became a problem. The reality was simple. If one does not have a job, one likely did not have the financial re-

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sources to afford a prepaid plan. It was during this time that the marketing of these prepaid plans shifted from being sold to individuals, to individuals that were also employed. Paying for these plans became easy when employers allowed employees to pay via payroll deduction. It worked! By 1940, 9% of all Americans participated in a prepaid hospitalization plans. Along came World War II and government instituted wage and price controls to fight wartime inflation. This, combined with a labor shortage, resulted in employers offering to pay for these prepaid hospitalization and physician services plans for their employees. It was a means to attract and retain workers. It worked! These employer paid expenses became known as “fringe benefits.” After the war, fringe benefits were quickly integrated into the collective bargain process of most unions. The last happy accident occurred in 1954. Congress passed IRS legislation that allowed employers to deduct as a business expense most of the cost associated with their fringe benefit program. In addition, the benefits that the employee received under the program were also exempted from personal income and therefore not taxed. This legislation was viewed as a win-win for all. The goal of this legislation was to find a way to encourage more employers to offer their employees a fringe benefit package that included coverage for health care expenses. It worked

and worked really well. By 1963, 70% of every man, woman and child had their health care expenses reimbursed through an employer plan. The 30% who did not were typically self-employed, elderly, or indigent. Medicare and Medicaid legislation addressed a large portion of the coverage for the elderly and indigent. It worked! By 1970, about 85% of all Americans were covered under a plan that offset a major portion of their health care expenses. This sounds great, but when the consumer of health care is isolated to a greater or lesser degree from how much stuff actually costs, and the provider of the care has a financial incentive to expand the services provided, it results in a system that becomes very expensive. Eventually, employers find themselves in the position that they can no longer afford the full cost and shift as much as they possibly can back to their employees. There is a limit to how much of this shift to the employee is possible and eventually employers no longer offer health care plans. This starts with the small employers, but it is working its way up the ladder to larger and larger employers. This is where we find ourselves today. Likely, the world’s best health care system tied to a reimbursement system nobody in their right mind would have designed. The system has evolved so that it incorporates the worst of the market because consumers have very limited ability to control cost and the worst of government because they choose not to control cost at the risk of throwing 20% of the nation’s economy into chaos. That is how I see it!

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try. It is a time to reflect on the ways in which adults in the community relate to and support local youth, and is a great opportunity to consider becoming involved with young people. Partners in Routt County invites adults from all backgrounds to be a positive influence in a child’s life by becoming a Senior Partner to a local child that would benefit from extra support. Youth are in desperate need of positive role models, and you can make a difference. Partners in Routt County facilitates oneto-one partnerships between adult volunteers and youth that includes training, healthychoice and recreational activities, and extensive resources. There are many ways to get involved

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Solar Eclipse and Mercury Direct Bring New Beginnings. LenaFranzen The Local • Steamboat Springs January 14: We are starting out with a solar eclipse at midnight on Thursday. The Sun and the Moon meet up in responsible Capricorn. We will not be able to see it here in Steamboat, the path of the solar eclipse will go through West Africa, South India and China. All eclipses represent times of change and renewal. We are letting go of the old to make room for the new. Bernadette Brady is an Australian astrologer who has studied each eclipse cycle and what they represent. This is what she says about this particular eclipse: “Opportunities to accept greater responsibilities can come suddenly into the person’s life. These new commitments will most likely come as a result of another individual being unable to carry on. Although the events which herald these opportunities may be difficult, the outcomes in terms of harmony and self-esteem are good.” January 15: I can see a new beginning in matters of the heart and in our work/relationships. Our minds are serious and we are ready to embrace new solutions and new ways of doing things. (Venus meets up with the Moon. Saturn squares Mercury. Mercury goes direct.) January 16: We are getting in touch with our creative talents and new ideas. (Moon is Aquarius and in opposition to Mars in Leo.) January 17: Enjoy a relaxing and feelgood Sunday. (Moon meets up with Chiron, Neptune and Jupiter.) January 18: There is a shift in the air. We are feeling more sensitive and drawn to the spiritual realms. We long for love, peace and beauty. We really appreciate the natural world, which we have a lot of here around Steamboat. ( Jupiter moves into Pisces for 12 months.) Our compassion and willingness to help the ones that can’t help themselves will

grow during 2010. And so will our interest in spirituality and alternative healing. Our love for movies, music and art will grow as well. What we have to watch out for is to not get carried away in our addictions and wanting to escape the seemingly harsh reality. January 19-20: What we want and desire is changing from wanting material security to wanting freedom to explore new ideas. (The Sun and Venus move from serious Capricorn into intelligent Aquarius.) January 21: We are courageously moving forward and using our new ideas in a practical way. We also have the opportunity to improve our relationships. (Saturn trines Venus.) January 22- 24: We want to be practical and down to earth. We are improving how we express our talents in our work and in our projects. We are becoming smarter and more friendly towards life situations, even the challenging ones. (Saturn trining the Sun in Aquarius.) January 25: Today we might be feeling frustrated and irritated. We have to be careful that we don’t get into unnecessary fights and disagreements. If we could just state the facts without emotional drama, that would be the ideal. (Mars in hard aspect to Mercury.) January 26: We are creative and talented today, especially in the arts. We also want to enjoy our relationships. But our partner might not want the same thing we want. (Mars in opposition to Venus.) January 27: We are feeling a bit vulnerable and sensitive. We want to be in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our connection with spirit will be our saving grace, as always. (Moon in Cancer making aspects to Saturn and Pluto.) Lena is available for personal astrology readings. She also appreciates your comments, questions and feedback. You can contact her at or 970-879-2444.

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Exploring the sacred

Wave a Magic Wand SteveAigner The Local • Steamboat Springs If I had one chance to wave a magic wand and change humankind, I would transform humans so our DNA would prevent us from confusing the Holy Scriptures and the teachings of the prophets with the actions of people who might claim a religion as their own. Then, we would not be inclined to simply and falsely assume that religion causes peoples’ behavior. Consequently, to figure out why things happen, we might actually learn about other faith traditions, and then about histories, cultures, economies, political, and social issues. As a result, we would become wiser. As we smarten up, reading the sacred works of other faiths, we would discover common threads. We would learn that as monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam enjoin followers to love the one and only God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbors, our fellow humans, regardless of race, religion, or cultural background, as we love ourselves. If Fox news anchor Brit Hume had been familiar with Hinduism and its theistic threads regarding parabrahman in the Upanishads and with karma within Buddhism, he would not have recommended that Tiger Woods “turn to the Christian faith” for redemption and forgiveness. He rankled many Buddhists including our Buddhist neighbors in the ‘boat. He would have known better. But if we begin with the presumption that people act the way they do because their religion tells them to, we may never investigate and learn about other faith traditions and their Prophets (peace upon them all). Just for the

case of this discussion, let’s imagine a person living in an area beset with violence and war opens the Bible and reads Deuteronomy (9:4 and 20:12), Joshua (7: 2-5), or Micah (7:5-6) in the Old Testament or Matthew (10:34), Luke (12:51, 22:36) in the New Testament. The reader might conclude the God of Jews and Christians sanctioned division within families, genocide, violence, and the spread of those faiths by the sword. Of course, such a wrong conclusion would be wholly unfair to a faith tradition. When a person cherry-picks passages from scripture that support his beliefs about a religion because he hates the way people behave who claim that faith, he/she ignores the relevant context within which that particular verse(s) was written. That choice, to ignore the scriptural context, leads to uninformed conclusions that contradict the very essence of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Colorado on a recent Sunday morning I heard a person claim that the Qur’an (9:5) commands Muslims to kill all Jews and Christians. The person ignored the historical context and the verses on either side. When that verse was revealed, in Medinah when tribes with whom Muhammad (pbuh) had treaties had broken their treaties, formed alliances with the pagan Meccans and tried to assassinate Muhammad (pbuh). The next verse (9:6) says that Muslims should honor and protect any neighbor who offers respect and peace. Since I don’t have a magic wand, I would just ask that in 2010 we investigate the holy scriptures of other faiths before we venture an opinion about any faith based on how its alleged followers conduct themselves. Happy New Year!

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Dr Dawns Rx

Xanax or Spiritual Recovery? You Choose. Dr DawnObrecht

The Local • Steamboat Springs This article, like most of mine, is directed specifically at those wanting recovery from drug addiction, including alcoholism (addiction to alcohol). I am honored that you, the general public also read and comment on my articles and pray you continue to get something useful with each one, even if it provokes discomfort. Xanax, like alcohol, heroin, cocaine, oxycontin and countless others is a mind altering drug. Those in honest and serious recovery from alcoholism call it, “eating your alcohol,” or “alcohol in pill form”, as the two drugs, alcohol and Xanax, have similar effects on brain chemistry. If you are claiming to be alcohol free, clearly if you say you are drug free, get honest with yourself. If you are popping pills when you experience an uncomfortable feeling such as fear, anxiety, anger, frustration etc. why not just have a drink? Yup, it’s the same thing. Okay, you say you are not “abusing” your precious little pills, so why can’t you be allegedly clean and sober and still use them? Ever heard of the steps? Of spiritual recovery? Maybe not if you are still intent of dealing with life by using chemicals. And, while we are at it,

what is “abuse” anyway? Maybe the synonym “misuse” could be substituted, or just “use”. Whatever word you choose, using any mind altering substance or process to deal with feelings is just that, using. Recovery programs teach reliance on a Higher Power. If you are relying on your little helper in a bottle, whether liquid or pill, you don’t get to use Spiritual help. Get it? You choose: Spirituality or Drugs? Recovery from addiction and a drug free life, or “chipping”, just using a little…until the big relapse? It will come, it is just a matter of when. For addicts, a little using is like a little pregnant, eventually it shows. Having trouble accessing a Higher Power? Duh! Xanax, like other drugs, “cuts you off from the Sunlight of the Spirit.” By altering your body’s own neurochemicals, the use of mind altering drugs of any kind makes your brain fuzzy…that’s what mind altering means: altered, distorted, changed, fuzzy. You may think you can think, but think again… hmmm…even if you can think, your highest

inebriated informant

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The Local • Steamboat Springs As Auld Lang Syne ushered in the new year the Informant felt as loved as one of those butt cheek-flexing, old balls, weird ass dudes that hangs out in the gym locker room admiring his disgusting body. Bleak indeed, the buildup to a terrific New Years fizzled at the brink of said event. The pulsating crowd of amorphous hooligans perpetuated my shame. Resolution: stop being such a douche. Is this a viable resolution? Not really, due to the fact that the last year of inebriated self-deprecation has stemmed some sort of alternate reality to which the Informant escapes. This alternate state tends to manifest itself in an idiotic and altogether irresponsible, bumbling choke artist. Is the Informant the studious Dr. Jekyll or is he the horrible Mr. Hyde? Or does he float aimlessly between these contradictory persona? I will go with the latter on this one. My intellect becomes highly stimulated and I feel professorial and spew pseudo intellectual, apocryphal statements that sound intelligent. Some of my friends look at me like I’m cool, others think to themselves, “what a weird douche.” And as I espouse these types of diatribes I slowly shift into the dissolute Mr. Hyde, using my contrived, logically backwards intellect to justify slovenly, jackass behavior. The Informant, unlike the Narcissistic, Adonis wannabe in the gym locker room has no delusions about his appeal. I know that I am no gym rat meathead living in a state of hubris. Is this humility or a tragic realization that I should avoid coming to. Should I stay


more delusional about my character and at least attempt to find bliss through ignorance? Or is this also a foolhardy enterprise bound to create a worse version of the already pathetic creature that I have slimed myself into becoming. I don’t think I want to be “that guy” at the gym. The Informant and his compatriot went to the gym the other day and sure enough some naked old dude was standing there, attempting to pose exactly like the fertility god Adonis. As he flexed his ass and showed no interest in moving from his location, the Informant almost lost all faith in mankind. This unfortunate stance continued for almost a full minute, not only that, but the dude stood right in the hall way, making sure that anyone attempting to pass would have to almost touch him. A friend of mine told me that women do the same thing in their locker room and that she “does not want to sit on their coochie bench in the sauna” Are these naked wackos in a complete state of denial of their own stupidity, or do these people actually realize that they are being creepy bastards and don’t care? Is it pure vanity that drives someone to behave that inappropriately, or is it the curbing of cultural mores that has led to these types of tragic figures? The Informant, in his constant struggle to understand the human condition believes truly that weird, old balls bastards at the gym need to seriously stop being so weird and old ballsy, it’s gross and depressing. So for the sake of all that is pure and good do not stand in the middle of the locker room and stop flexing your rancid ass! 2010 is gonna be so awesome!

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” -Frank Sinatra

brain function is dulled, interfering with emotional and spiritual function as well as impairing reflexes, concentration, memory, tracking and more. Side effects of Xanax include: loss of balance, memory and ability to focus, as well as fatigue and irritability, among others. Rapidly addicting, Xanax withdrawal produces even more delightful side effects: sweating, rapid heart rate, severe anxiety, depression, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and potential death, to name a few. It’s a BIG problem. So why do doctors prescribe it? Doctors everywhere, especially doctors in my small town, just do not know anything about RECOVERY from addiction. Nothing. How would they know? Recovery is NOT taught in medical school. It is YOUR job, the recovering addict, to teach them that you do not need a drug for every complaint. They are not trying to do harm by prescribing Xanax and other mind altering drugs, they simply cannot bring themselves to not write prescriptions. Why? I don’t know. Ask them. Oh, wait, don’t go to them if you don’t want drugs. Just like, don’t go

to a barber shop if you don’t want a haircut and don’t go into a bar if you don’t want a drink. To be fair, a few doctors, those who are emotionally and spiritually healthy, or who have sought to learn from patients and friends in recovery, do know a little about how to not sabotage your recovery. Appropriate treatment for anxiety for an addict or alcoholic wanting a drug free life includes working a recovery program, developing a relationship with a Higher Power (God) and avoiding all mind altering chemicals. Using the tools of a 12 step program will allow you to deal with ALL of your feelings without drugs. Really. It works if you let it, but you have to do the work. Just sitting in meetings gets you a little by osmosis, but real recovery comes from actually working the steps. With someone who has done them. One to one. One at a time and in the order written. Do it. It’s free! Past articles can be accessed at www. Dr. Dawn Obrecht is the only MD addiction medicine specialist on the western slope of Colorado. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and her office is in Steamboat Springs. She teaches a communication course to medical students at the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and can be reached at 970-846-8479 or Copyright Dawn Obrecht 2010.

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Special ‘Adios, 2009’ Edition GustavoArellano

OC Weekly • Los Angeles, CA Dear Mexican: Why in the hell does everything have to be in English and Spanish? I ride the bus/ train to work (not because I must, but because it’s more efficient), and every time someone requests to stop, you hear, “Stop requested,” then this parrar bullshit! Not to mention the schools are packed with ESL students and teachers. I want my daughter to learn from an English teacher, not someone who just came across the border her damn self. I am tired of catering to you moth*rf****rs. No other country babysits Americans the way America babysits Mexicans. I’m tired of feeling like a handicapped or less-than TRUE American citizen ’cause I don’t “meet the qualifications.” Qualifications? I have a degree! My English is damnnear perfect! Because we refuse to cater to

you spics, we as a country suffer. Fix your own land and quit jumping borders! - Sick of All of You Dear Gabacho: Between your point in insisting you don’t ride public transit due to economic duress, the fact bilingualism exists in your day-to-day life, your child attending a super-majority Mexican school, your whining about affirmative action and your fucked-up logic (you mean because the U.S. does cater to spics, everyone else suffers), I’ll peg you as a working-class gabacho who’d rather blame Mexicans for his sad existence than the captains of industry who make our economy the way it is. May the holidays bring your family luck, and may the Virgin of Guadalupe take off your class blinders so you can open your eyes, ese.

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Janis Joplin was born today An Open House, Presentation and Brainstorming about the future Community Garden in Steamboat. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Commissioners Hearing Room on the third floor of the Routt County Courthouse (between 5th and 6th on Lincoln Avenue). Caitlyn Patrick 860-3092871 36th Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill. January 19, 2010, 4:00pm. It all began 36 years ago when Billy Kidd, Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, decided to invite a few of the Pro-Rodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. The cowboys had such a great time that the Downhill has

become the most popular event of the season with over 100 of the best professional rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique ski rodeo in the country. Sponsored by Bud Light, the Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver.Kent Kirkpatrick. SSRC 879-6111 kkirkpatrick@ West African dance & drum with master teacher Moustapha Bangoura, star of les Ballets Africains. 5:30-7 pm mixed-levels drum class. 7-8:30 pm mixed-levels dance class The Depot $15/class. Info: Steamboat African Dance & Drum Ensemble online at Tap House – Wing Night Boathouse Pub – Live music and Rock, Paper, Scissors for Free Drinks Starts at 9PM


Appt. Center at 1-800-365-0006 j Ext. 2 or sign up online at www. t using site code 0234. w Please eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating J blood. Walk-ins are welcome after B 2:30 as space permits.

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking vintage ski fashion and M models for a vintage ski fashion S show at 5:30pm. To loan vintage i clothing and/or to model your vintage items, please contact museum F staff member, Katy Taylor, at storemgr@springsips. T com or 879-2214 by Jan. 16. Tap House – Karaoke

N Boathouse – Margarita Night: Starts at 9PM $4 house Margs, and I $6.50 Patron Margs S


friday JANUARY

Steve Perry was born today.




saturday JANUARY



Inauguration Day

John Hancock was born today.

Huddie (Leadbelly) Leadbetter was born today.

Open mic night / Poetry Slam 7:30 R pm at Epilogue bookstore. Chelsea B Yepello: a_few_at_random@ S g Tashlich service - 10am, 3pm. Conducted by Steamboat Springs T Jewish Congregation, Har Mish- F pacha. All members of the Jewish p community and their guests are invited. For location and more information about joining Har Mishpacha, please call 879-2082 or visit W Oak Street Dance Studio Open T House, Free Class Day to announce our new name and classes for Winter! 326 Oak Street (for- B merly Northwest Ballet Studio) R Come see us and try a class/es for D FREE! Refreshments and Information too! Classes offered include: Jazzercise, Beginning Belly Dance for Adults, Kids Belly Dance (ages 7 & up), Pre-Natal Belly Dance, W Beginning Adult Ballet, Beginning Adult Modern, Creative Dance L (ages 3 - 6), Kids African Dance, Hoop Dance and more!!! Come T

Business Networking Meeting 12 - 1:00pm. 625 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 Board of Realtor’s conference room (side door next to Tropical Rockies) Please RSVP. Rebecca Hanson, 970-846-5559. www. Tap House - Live Trivia Boathouse- Irish night: $3 Guinness, $3 Black & Tans, $4 Jamesons, $5 Car Bombs


thursday JANUARY

Wolfman Jack was born today. Steamboat Community Blood Drive - Yampa Valley Medical CenterThursday, January 21, 2010 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the YVMC Auxiliary. To schedule an appointment please call Bonfils

“If drinking is interfering with your work, you’re probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you’re probably an alcoholic.” -Author Unknown

The Local • Vol 10 issue 02• january 14 - January 27, 2009

out in the BOAT

• events • theater

• sports • entertainment

Email all listings to:

join us! For full schedule and class times: • 871-1880

Jimmy Heuga Multiple Schlerosis Benefit & Silent Auction and Bluegrass Jam. At the Depot. 6:30 pm- midnight. Bands include: Cornbread, Three Wire, Quarter Moon and then an open jam. Special guest appearances will include Nelson Carmichael & Billy Kidd. $20 at the door. For more info call: 846-2333.

Tap house- game night


sunday JANUARY

Neil Diamond was born today. IGLESIA EN ESPANOL - 7 AM Steamboat Christian Center FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS FOR THE ART EXHIBITS 2 PM @ The Art Depot

Boathouse Pub – Bloody Sunday $4 Bloody Marys, $4 Mimosas. drink specials.




Robert Burns was born today. a Boathouse – Open Mike Night: Starts at 8PM every performer gets a free beer. Tap House – Live Poker TOURNIE. Free entry, play for points and prizes.


tuesday JANUARY

Wayne Gretzky was born today. Tap House – Wing Night Boathouse Pub – Live music and Rock, Paper, Scissors for Free Drinks Starts at 9PM


wednesday JANUARY

WWII Genocide Memorial Day. Lewis Carrol was born today. Tap House - Live Trivia

Boathouse - Irish night: $3 Guinness, $3 Black & Tans, $4 Jamesons, $5 Car Bombs

Up & Coming Business Networking Meeting January 27, Noon - 1:00pm. 625 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 Board of Realtor’s conference room (side door next to Tropical Rockies) Please RSVP. Rebecca Hanson, 970-846-5559. www.sendoutcards. com/rebecca 13th Annual Valentine’s Day Progressive Dinner Event on Sunday, February 14. Tickets are $125 per person and are available at or by calling the Strings Office at 970-879-5056 ext. 105.

ongoing Basic Mat Pilates: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:15am-12:15pm This class provides an introduction to the underlying principles of Pilates movement. Find safety, fun, strength, flexibility & awareness in a beautiful setting over looking the Yampa River. Intermediate Mat Pilates : Monday & Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm. Now offered twice a week! Ongoing classes at the Yoga Center of Steamboat 701 Yampa St. in Steamboat (12 person maximum). Drop-ins & punch card welcome. Pamela Turner, MSPT: 819-3570 or Beginning Modern Dance for Adults! Wednesdays at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St. 4:45 5:45 pm Winter Session Class begins January 13th for 5 weeks! All classes held at Oak Street Dance Studio (formerly Northwest Ballet Studio) 326 Oak St. www. or call Wendy @ 846-4450 or 736-1005. Children’s Danceworks, Winter 2010 Session begins January 11 and runs through February 12. Classes in Creative Dance for ages 2 - 6. Other classes offered include: Creative Ballet for 5

- 7 years, Girls Hip Hop for 6 - 9 years, Boyz & Girlz Hip Hop for 6 - 12 years, and Modern Jazz for Pre-Teen - Teen.All classes held at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St. All classes held at Oak Street Dance Studio (formerly Northwest Ballet Studio) 326 Oak St. or call Wendy @ 846-4450 or 736-1005. ZUMBA Classes- Mondays at 5:156:15 pm Steamboat Pilates Yoga and Fitness. Tuesdays at 8:30-9:30 am Northwest Ballet Studio Thursdays at 8:30-9:30 am Northwest Ballet Studio. Thursdays at 5:30-6:30 pm at Old Town Hot Springs. Hot springs class is $10 for members and $15 for non members. Fridays at 1pm-2pm at Steamboat Pilates Yoga and Fitness Please call 970.390.1150 for more info. $10/class. The Steamboat Writers Group meets every THURS at the Depot from 12:00 to 2:00. Everyone is welcome for reading and critiques: beginners, published writers,; fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Susan,879-8138 or Harriet,8798079, www.Steamboatwriters. com No charge, sponsored by Steamboat Springs Arts Council.

Come to 940 Central Park Dr, Suite 101 or call 879-1632 Thursdays-VNA offers drop in clinic 2-4 PM for adolescents 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. WOMEN’S EVENING CLIMBING with Jen Lowe. Every Wednesday 5:15-8:15pm $20 cash/check only. Practice climbing and belaying under the supervision of a guide in these evening clinics. Women only. Prereq: belaying experience. Sign up by noon Tuesday before. www., 970-8708440

Open Table Tennis (Ping Pong) is on Thursday evenings from 7-9 in the upstairs gym of the Old Junior High School. Yampatika will host a snowshoe tour on Emerald Mountain from Saturdays 10:00am – noon. This tour is free with a $5 lift ticket. Please call 970-871-9151 for details and registration. Open Volley Ball @ Middle School Every Monday night starting at 7:30, $4.

VFW POOL LEAGUE Leagues 3 nights a week there both 8 and 9 Ball formats for anyone interested. Contact Michelle for more information, yvapa@msn. com.

Life Drawing Class from 9-Noon Every 2nd and 4th Friday (each month) at The Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat, 1009 Lincoln Av. Drawing from the human form from live studio model. Class Fee: $12. Critique and Instruction upon request. Tables, light, & model provided, BYO supplies. RSVP to Mondays-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. Tuesdays-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.

“I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to celebrate a major event such as the fall of Communism or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.” -Dave Barry


The Local • Vol 10 issue 02 • january 14 - January 27, 2009 (970) 367-7117

Night Life

Thurs Jan. 14

Fri Jan. 15

Sat Jan. 16


Stuart Mann & The Statesboro Review

Stuart Mann & The Statesboro Review

Stuart Mann & The Statesboro Review

Nevermind the 90s

Ski Jam

Ski Jam Tent: The Wailers, Jonathan Tyler, Northern Lights

Ski Jam Tent: Keller Williams

Ski Jam Tent: The Molly Ringwalds

Bear River Bar & Grill:

Ski Jam Tent: Super Diamond

Bear River Bar & Grill:

T-Bird and the Breaks

Bear River Bar & Grill:

Sky Rocket

Sky Rocket

Dj Ricky Prime and Pretty Ninja


Bear River Bar & Grill:

T-Bird and The Breaks

Tap House


DJ Also Starring

Dj Also Starring

Gondola Pub & Grill

Trevor G Potter

Sam Ayer

David Harlan

Mahogany Ridge

Pat Waters


Kirk Martenson

Thurs Jan. 21


Sun Jan. 17

The Brian Hornbuckel Band w/ Johnny Vahn

Fri Jan. 22

Sat Jan. 23



Tap House


DJ Also Starring

Dj Also Starring, Ricky Prime and Pretty Ninja

Gondola Pub & Grill

Trevor G Potter

Sam Ayer

David Harlan

Mahogany Ridge

Pat Waters

Missed the Boat

Dub Skin


Sam Ayer

The Broken Everlys

Steve Crenshaw Band

The Epicurean- 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday get a glass of wine for half price with the purchase of an appetizer Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Half-price drinks and $1 tapas. Late night happy 10-12, 1/2 price appetizers. Mazzola’s Italian Diner- 5 to 6 p.m. daily. $1 off all drinks, half-price pizzas and appetizers at the bar Rex’s American Grill & Bar - 3190 S. Lincoln Ave. (next to Holiday Inn) 4:20 to 6 p.m. daily. $1 off all drinks and half-price appetizers


Clint Climer & Outlaw Gypsies

Stone Fed

Wing Night

Live Trivia

Sam Ayer

David Harlan

Open Mic Night: Hosted by Cornbread Bluegrass

Sun Jan. 24


The Boathouse Pub- 609 Yampa St. 3 to 6 p.m. Everyday. Buy one drink, get one free; $1 off appetizers

Clint Climer & Outlaw Gypsies

Trevor G Potter

Emilio Blues and Classic Rock

Stone Fed

Big House Burgers and Bottle Cap Bar 4:20 to 6 p.m. daily. $1 off bottled beers; half-price appetizers

Tues Jan. 19

wed Jan. 20

Trevor G Potter


Potters Wheel BYOB happy hour Friday’s 5pm-8pm. Snacks provided. Cheaper than therapy and just as effective!

Mon Jan. 18

Riggio’s -1106 Lincoln Ave. 5 to 6 p.m. daily. $2 Stella and Newcastle drafts, half-price martinis and selected specialty drinks, half-price appetizers Rio Grande Mexican RestaurantBario Menu: Drinks- $5 Rio Margarita. $2 Pint Draws (you call it)$1 off Riojito, Matador or Sangria. $3 Cuervo Silver Kami Shots. Food- $4 Mini Queso Deluxe. $4 Botano Taco (steak, grilled or smoked chicken, mahi mahi) $4 Side Salad. $5 Mini Nacho (steak, chix or cheese). $5 Mini Quesadilla (steak, grilled or smoked chicken, veggie). $5 Flautitas. $5 Bowl of Soup (homemade green chile or tortilla soup) The Tap House Sports Grill- 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. $1 off all draft beer pints, $2 off all draft beer pitchers. $2-Drafts and Well drinks from 9-11 seven days a week The Tugboat- 3-6 pm. $1 drafts & selected half price appetizers Some Happy Hours compiled by the Steamboat Pilot.

“Drunk is feeling sophisticated when you can’t say it.” -Author Unknown

Mon Jan. 25

Trevor G Potter

Trevor G Potter

Tues Jan. 26

Pat Waters

wed Jan. 27

Wing Night

Live Trivia

Sam Ayer

David Harlan Trevor G Potter

Open Mic Night: Hosted by Cornbread

Trevor G Potter

The Local • Vol 10 issue 02• january 14 - January 27, 2009

A bOATlOAD OF ENTERTAINMENT Film Reviews Just in case you’re wondering, Chuck Norris has transcended the ethereal plane. He is now orbiting the earth controlling our fate. Each film that is created now must receive his stamp of approval. If it does not, then it receives a deadly roundhouse kick to the face. HHHHH = Chuck Norris Worthy HIIII = Roundhouse Kick to the Face

Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie’s fantastic depiction of the drug-fueled, prize fighting logic machine that is Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. fits the role perfectly, with his crazy eyes and ruggedly filthy appearance. Sherlock Holmes was not a classy guy. Watson would find Holmes in some seedy, prostitute infested opium den on a street urchin part of the Thames on a regular basis. Yet somehow many films have depicted him as a respectable gumshoe. Has there ever been a non-sleazy private detective character? No, they live on the fringe of respected society, despised by actual law enforcement and hated by the criminal underworld. Of course this is not the first journey into the London underworld for Ritchie. This film has many Snatch-esque

camera tricks and the similar gritty filming of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Of course Ritchie lives for the examination of the underbelly of the city that once ruled the world, casting a dark light onto a once magnificent empire-building London. The depiction of Professor Moriarity as the puppet master of the criminal world fits perfectly into the scheme of the film. Lord Blackwood, is only unwittingly a pawn of this nefarious professor. And Holmes is always just one step behind the criminal mastermind. Sherlock’s love of the only woman to ever best him, portrayed splendidly by Rachel McAdams, is also right on the money. Truly a worthwhile film. HHHHH = Chuck Norris Worthy

Band spotlight futaba They say music takes many forms and it took bringing together a guitar player from Nebraska (Josh), a drummer from Wyoming (Scotty), a singer/Trumpet player from DC (Ben), and a bass player from right here in Colorado (Ean) to make an all-star group rooted in funk grooves, rich harmonies, sweet horn licks, and hard charging fun. Although pretty fresh to the scene, FUTABA has already played shows at Hodi’s Half Note, Mishawaka, The Vault, KRFC’s live at lunch, and many other locations around Colorado. Futaba is excited to continue to expand the scene and play for bigger crowds. Having recently won Scene Magazines Battle of the Bands, Futaba is ready to bring the funk to the Old Town Pub this Saturday, January 16th.

The Blessings of the Crash An Ode to 2010 The lure is bright and shiny Hunger is not required Many have taken the bait Hook, line, never thinking about the sinker What would have to die It was a first for me Going for the prize In the newness I did not realize Happiness cannot be bought I needed to know mine is not for sale Is that why the rich are often miserable? I saw the lure go out Why did I want to buy the lie? We eventually could not deny What I knew in my heart to be true

Today I celebrate my freedom I no longer have to plead Feel the need to lead The way to contentment I no longer need to hear the endless complaints The critical analysis Now I can dance to the joyful music of my simple life I can delight in what I have Free from the prison of insisting on having what I want To enjoy the abundance my rich and varied fortune offers To marvel at life without all the TRAPPINGS - Kali Seleve

“Beer is the reason I get up every afternoon.” -Author Unknown


The Local • Vol 10 issue 02 • january 14 - January 27, 2009 (970) 367-7117

Sports Any Lessons Learned…? KatNThaHat The Local • Steamboat Springs Ok, whistle blows. You are a high school senior on the basketball team and playing the defending 4A State Champs, Yates High school, in Houston. You know what is going to happen…They press, and trap, and fast break the entire game. They have at least 4 verbal commitments to Div. 1 college schools next year. They are on pace to break records like: Average scoring – 119 per game, 100 point mark reached, national record is 14 games, Yates has 3 in a row. Did I mention Yates is located in the Third Ward district. We’ll call it “a tough area.” I had the pleasure of speaking with staff writer Jenny Dial of The Houston Chronicle. She covered the Yates vs Lee game recently, where Yates reached the century mark in the 1st half. Final score 170-35, breaking yet another single game scoring record previously held by Hardin-Jefferson, 166 points, back in 1992. Coach Greg Wise of Yates said, “We have 15 players, all 15 players play. They practice hard all week and I should not have to tell the 3rd string they can’t go out and score.” I agree with the coach. I asked J. Dial how the parents of the Yates players felt about the scrutiny. “The parents welcome the spotlight and national attention. Normally when you hear about the Third Ward in Houston, it is not good news.” “People also don’t know that last year, Lee’s soccer team beat Yates 12-0, the game was stopped.” I’m just saying…Nobody talked about that… From what Jenny Dial told me, Houston prep sports is good. Some non-district teams don’t want to play Yates and dropped them off their schedule. Some teams welcome the challenge, and strive to one day challenge the Yates program. Coach Wise told the team to take their foot off the gas once. They lost that game 78-76. He vowed to never

do that again to his team. “We are looking for another state championship, and we can’t get that unless we continuing to get better and perfect our game.” I again agree with Coach. Needless to say in the Yates vs Lee game, tensions did boil over in the third quarter after an intentional foul there was a little scuffle, and the teams were relegated to only playing 5 players each the remainder of the game. So are there any lessons learned here people? I read a few comments from readers on the national sites. “Sportsmanship is out the window at Yates”, etc… “Boo on the Yates Coach”, blah blah blah…If you are an athlete, and you train and practice to go out and compete. Once you put on the jersey, and lace up the gear, it’s GAME ON!!! Nobody puts baby in a corner and nobody tells you to “go easy”!!! If you are not up to the challenge, get better. Loose and learn so you can compete better next time. I never like when our western slope teams are characterized as not being able to compete with “the athlete’s from the front range”… But I would be curious to see how our western slope teams would do against a Yates squad? Would it resemble the Princeton vs Georgetown back door cutting upset of the NCAA March Madness tourney? Would there be a national upset on the prep b-ball scene? Would there be a scuffle in the 3rd qtr if the score got out of hand? Would we catch them off guard with a severe home court altitude advantage? Who knows… But I’m gonna try to get Yates up here for a pre-season mountain invitational. I think our sailors could beat the press and make the free throws to shake up the national standings… Take a Youtube Yates b-ball tour, I might be wrong. OMG!!!! Just one KATS opinion, I’ll holla, meowwwwwT

Stupid Hard Sudoku 3

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7 8 6 4

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Aimee Kimmey

“When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvellous personality that started you drinking in the first place.” -Jimmy Breslin

The Local • Vol 10 issue 02• january 14 - January 27, 2009

Walks like a Duck

The ?



Across 1- Lucie’s father; 5- Seizes with teeth; 10- Travel on foot; 14- OPEC member; 15- Pertaining to the small intestine; 16“The Time Machine” race; 17- Highway; 18- Circumference; 19- Force; 20- Sled; 22- Jumpy; 24- Put down; 25- Moderately cold; 26- Plot; 29- Certain Indonesians; 33- Baron; 34- Bishop’s headdress; 35- Bordeaux, e.g.; 36- 3:00; 37- Managed; 38- Departed; 39- That, in Tijuana; 40- Deep sleep; 41- Spree; 42- Famous; 44- Good-natured raillery; 45- Suggestive; 46- Solid; 47- Slush; 50- Striped, hyenalike mammal; 54- Island of Hawaii; 55- Bluffer’s ploy; 57- Drug-yielding plant; 58- Boot attachment; 59- Knobby; 60- Actor Auberjonois; 61- 1975 Wimbledon winner; 62- Stony gray; 63- Evil is as evil ____.;

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps? (Answers to Sudoko, Riddle and Crossword can be found on page 24)

Down 1- Gossip; 2- Switch ending; 3- Swedish auto; 4- Slothful; 5- Influential person; 6- Greek epic poem; 7- Sea swallow; 8- Chow down;

9- Educated; 10- High-speed skiing; 11- Put ___ on it!; 12- Protracted; 13- Bird of prey; 21- Amusement; 23- Film ___; 25- Provide food; 26- Guide; 27- Pursue; 28- Wears; 29- Two-legged support; 30- Happening; 31- Burn a bit; 32- Computer key; 34- Glum; 37- Interests; 38- Toward the wind; 40- Festoon; 41- Poet; 43- Manure; 44- Just; 46- Attacks; 47- Slammin’ Sammy; 48- Drinks (as a cat); 49- Nope; 50- Verdi opera; 51- Bread spread; 52- Single; 53- Dues; 56- “You’ve got mail” co.;

“It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth.” -George F. Burns


The Local â&#x20AC;˘ Vol 10 issue 02 â&#x20AC;˘ january 14 - January 27, 2009 (970) 367-7117

Scopes To Help You Sleep At Night ChelseaYepello â&#x20AC;˘ The Local â&#x20AC;˘ Steamboat Springs Aries

March 21- April 19


April 20 - May 20

Has the flame been extinguished naturally, or are you watching it so closely that your breath is putting it out?


Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be scared. Sometimes you can make the spooks come out by expecting that they are there. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore it, but realize that your fears hurt you more then what you are afraid of.


This fortnight you will obtain a small gathering of fans when you walk down the icy street wearing shoes with no traction, in turn performing a very elegant figure skating routine.

June 21 - July 22

July 23 - Aug. 22

Aug. 23 - Sept. 22

Unfortunately, no matter what angle you try to play it, a smoke signal is not the proper way to inform your boss that you are not coming to work today, no matter what kind of reception you get on the top of the mountain.


Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not as fu**ed up as you think you areâ&#x20AC;Ś but would you mind putting down the pitchfork?


Sept. 23 - Oct. 23


Oct. 24 - Nov. 21

Sagittarius Nov. 22 - Dec. 21

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alcoholism is the only disease that you can get yelled at for having.â&#x20AC;? -Mitch Hedberg

That icky feeling when something is wrong but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure out what it is. Where your insides are in a knot and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decide if you want to punch someone or lie in bed and cry. You mean that feeling? Sometimes you find five minute friends in the strangest places. They seem to genuinely care about who you are and what you are. You can find them on the bus, at the bar, or riding up the gondola. They breathe a breath of fresh air into that moment of your life. Big thanks to those people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to have someone to chat with.


Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in your favor again. This time, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see how far you can bend it before it breaks.


Yeah, that is a pretty crazy storyâ&#x20AC;Ś but this time add a makeout scene and a car chase and it will become really interesting.


Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of those times that chasing and capturing it was more fun than watching it sit in a cage.

Dec. 22 - Jan. 19

Come on Down!

Although you feel that you are a perfect example of going with the flow, you find yourself more and more frustrated that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make everything happen the way you want it to. But, ah my friend, there is a difference between being in control of the situation and controlling the situation.


May 21-June 20

Honest to goodness Texas style hickory smoked pit barbeque

If everyone started acting like their shoe size, boys would think girls are icky and girls would think boys smell weirdâ&#x20AC;Ś now THATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S population control!

Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

Feb. 19 - March 20

Answer to the Riddle

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son, acoustic Jam Grass. combined with margarita night $4 house margs and $6.50 patron top shelf margs all night long. music starts at 9pm. fRIDay 1/15: The Brian Hornbuckel Band w/Johnny Vahn, blues rock. Starts at 10pm SatURDay 1/16: Emilio Blues and Classic Rock, blues and rock. Starts at 10pm SUNDay 1/17: $4 Bloody maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and mimosas all day. MONDay 1/18: Open Mike Night, hosted by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cornbread bluegrass bandâ&#x20AC;?. every

performer gets a free beer. Guitar set up available for use. Starts at 8pm. tUESDay 1/19: Trevor G Potter, acoustic rock and americana. with â&#x20AC;&#x153;rock paper Scissors for free drinksâ&#x20AC;?, if you beat the bartender your drink is free, starts at 9pm. WEDNESDay 1/20: Pat Waters, acoustic rock. irish night, $3 Guinness, Black and tans, $4 Jamesons, $5 car Bombs, $8 reubens, $15 corned Beef and cabbage. Food and drink specials all day. music at 9pm. tHURSDay 1/21: Sam Ayer, acoustic rock guitar player. $4 house margs and $6.50 patron top shelf margs all night long. music starts at 9pm fRIDay 1/22: The Broken Everlys, rock and roll, same band from new years eve. Starts at 10pm.

SatURDay 1/23: Steve

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The Local • Vol 10 issue 02 • january 14 - January 27, 2009

CheCkpoint Auto SAleS (CAS) offers first time car buyers and others with challenged or damaged credit an opportunity to get “ON Track”. CAS offers an easy entry program that starts by filling out a short questionnaire about your employment, residence, and available down payment. hoW Do i QuAliFY? • You must be over 21 • Have a job • Live in the area • Have a down payment

2795R1: 97Chevrolet Blazer LT Wagon, White, 102k miles $750 Down + tax $4,955 (970) 367-7117

2946: 94 GMC Jimmy SLE JBlack, Automatic, 133k miles. 750 Down + tax $3,750

2923: 98 Dodge QuadCab Pick-up, White, Stick, 135k miles $1,500 Down + tax $7,955

2774: 01 Subaru Outback Wagon, Blue, Stick, 94k miles $3,000 Down + tax$11,950

2898: 98 Chevy Cavilier, Z24 Coupe, Black, Automatic, 134k miles $500 Down + tax $3,995

2763R2: 95 Subaru Impreza Sedan, Green, Stick, 133k miles. $500 Down + tax $3,950

2891: 03 Subaru Outback Wagon, Automatic, Silver, 99k miles $3,000 Down + tax $12,450.

2935 : 08Subaru Forester X “Premium” Wagon, White, Automatic, 34k miles$3,500 Down + tax $20,680

2545R1: 97Dodge ClubCab Pickup, Brown, Stick, 200k+ miles $1,000 Down + tax $4,450

2936: 2003 Ford Expedition, Black, Automatic, 85k miles $2,500 Down + tax $13,450

2708: 2002 Isuzu Rodeo, Red, Automatic, 75k/miles. $3,000 Down + tax

2750: 2003 Ford Expedition XLT, White, 4.6l engine, 70k miles. $4,000 Dowm + tax

2715: 1998 Chevrolet 2500 BonusCab Longbed, Auto., 7.4 litre V-8, 108k miles $2,000 Down + tax

2799:1999 Isuzu Trooper Wagon, White, Automatic, 98k miles rebuilt engine $1,500 Down + tax

2929: 1995 Toyota T-100, Pickup, Grey, Stick, 190k miles. $1,200 Down + tax. $5,980

2953: 2004 GMC Safari Van, Gold, Auto., AWD, 113k miles. $1,500 Down + tax. $8,460

2912: 2001 Buick Century Sedan, Tan, Automatic, 69k miles. $1,200 Down + tax

2666: 2002 Lance 1025 Camper (Camper Only), Generator, Solar Panel, Loaded. $13,995

2809, 2003 Jeep Wrangler X, Black, Automatic, 62k miles w/Hard top + partial soft top $4,500 Down + tax (add $450 for winch)

2892: 2000 GMC “Jimmy” Sport, Gold, Automatic, 122k miles; 60k miles O.N.E $1,000 Down + tax

2915: 2002 Jeep Liberty SUV, Blue, Automatic, 136k miles. $1,500 Down + tax

hoW MuCh DoWn pAYMent? A cash down payment is required on every vehicle financed through Checkpoint Auto Sales’ “ON Track” credit program. Usually, the more money you put towards the purchase price of a vehicle, the more expensive a vehicle you can buy. WARRAntY pRoteCtion Every vehicle financed is tested, inspected, reconditioned and warrantied. for the lengh of the financing Mechanics perform a “100 point” inspection on each vehicle, repairing or replacing those items needed for safe, reliable operation.

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2951: 1995 Land Rover Discovery, Black, Automatic, 113k miles. $750 Down + tax $4,850


2694: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Maroon, Automatic, 60k miles. $3,500 Down + tax

2881: 2001 Toyota Tacoma, XCab, Stick, Tan, 107k miles $3,500 Down + tax

2814: 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport, Silver, Stick, 55k miles, $4,500 Down + tax Hard & Soft top add $450/winch

2740: 2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Sedan, White, Automatic, 63k miles $1,800 Down + tax


2816: 2005 Buick Rendezvous, Gold, Automatic, 58k miles $2,800 Down + tax

2911: 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Blue, Automatic, 76k miles. $3,500 Down + tax

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