Looking back for Dec. 4, 1958
From the Thursday, Dec. 4, 1958, edition of The Steamboat Pilot:
Season ski-tow tickets available at Chamber
Season ski-tow tickets now are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, it was announced at a recent meeting of the board of directors of the Winter Sports Club.
Rates for season ski-tow tickets are: adults, $35; high school students, $25; junior high school students, $20; grade school students, $15; and rope tow-only, $10. Punch tickets also will be available at a cost of $21, and will be good for 10 days, 20 nights, 20 half-days or a combination. There is a 10 percent family discount on any of these tickets.
Ski-tow tickets for one day are $2.50; half a day or night skiing tickets are $1.50. For children of the Yampa Valley area, tickets are $1 a day. During ski meets, competitors will be given a rate of $1 per day.
The Crosby Perry-Smith ski school will charge $5 per hour for private or semi-private lessons, and $2 per hour for group lessons. Tickets for these lessons will be purchased at the tow house.
500 signatures sought to support junior college
Another important move toward getting a junior college established in this area takes place this week, as petitions asking the state board to set up a junior college district are available in town.
Allen’s, the Dorothy Shop, Law Drug and the Federal Land Bank have the petitions, for which 500 real estate owners’ signatures are sought. If the state board gives its approval, a junior college district will be subject to a vote of the people of a five-county area, including Routt, Grand, Jackson, Moffat and Rio Blanco.
The planning committee has looked with approval on Rangely as the site for a technical school in the western end of the district. The eastern campus would support an academic college.
Phil Collens leases El Rancho to couple
Phil Collens turned over El Rancho Cafe on a two-year lease basis to Mr. and Mrs. J. Sieverding this week, as he left to take on a job as executive chef for a big hotel chain with main offices in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Sieverdings ran the Town Crier, a popular nightspot in Granby, and the Country Cupboard in Kremmling before coming to Steamboat. Sieverding was manager for the largest drive-in chain on the East Coast, the “Hot Shoppes,” before coming west.
The new Steamboat residents have leased the Collens’ home, where they plan to live with their 6-year-old son.
Mr. and Mrs. Sieverding will have a hearing before the Town Board on Dec. 17 on their application for a liquor license at El Rancho. They have started remodeling work in the dining room of the popular restaurant.
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