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I was dismayed when reading the article about the Steamboat Braves Midget Hockey Team playing the USA Olympic Women’s Hockey Team, that the player who scored the first goal in the shoot-out was completely left out of the article.

Dusti Henning was the fourth skater in the shoot-out, and he scored the first goal of the shoot-out.

The Olympians followed with one of their own, and then the final skater for the Braves scored the winning goal.

The article only mentioned the winning goal, and the fabulous play by the Steamboat goalie, but Dusti deserves some recognition for scoring the first goal.

Way to go, Dusti!

Lee Cox

Steamboat Springs


I want to find some way of thanking the town of Steamboat for the support that I and my team have received for this pre-Olympic camp and every time we come here.

I can’t think of a better place to prepare for the Olympics than Steamboat. It is not any great surprise that so many great athletes call this their home.

The support we get from the ski areas, the ski shops and the entire community is unlike any place I know. I am sure the best way to say thank you is to go to Salt Lake City, lay it down and bring home some medals! Thank you Steamboat.

Evan Dybvig

2002 U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team


Once again the local unit of the Salvation Army would like to thank everyone who gave their time or money to make this year’s Christmas Kettle Campaign a success.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas we raised $5,800 to help local families with things like dental bills, prescription medications, utilities, car repairs and school supplies.

This year to date, the Salvation Army has helped over 60 local families who had no where else to turn. Because of the success of the kettle campaign, we will be able to help at least as many families in 2002.

Our campaign depends upon the volunteer bell ringers.

More than 100 children and adults stood in the cold ringing the bell. Special thanks to our most committed individual volunteers: JoAnn Davidson, Carolyn Peters, Deb Curd, Betty Leipold, and my family Jeff, Chris and Matt Troeger who filled in when there were openings.

Thank you also to the employees of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp., teachers and parents from the Discovery Learning Center and First Tracks Child Center, employees and clients of Horizons, Eighth-grade girl scout troop #226, Boy Scouts Den 5 and Den 10, employees of the department of Human Services and all of our individual volunteers.

Finally, thank you to Wal-Mart and City Market for allowing us to ring bells at their locations.

The spirit of giving in our community will bring hope to many people in need over the coming year.

Susan Mizen, Penny Lucas

and David Freseman

Steamboat Springs

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