Looking Back: Capacity audience sees ‘Teahouse’
50 years ago
From the Thursday, Nov. 7, 1957, issue of the Steamboat Pilot:
A full house audience chuckled its enjoyment throughout the subtlely humorous play, “Teahouse of the August Moon,” presented by the Community Players Friday and Saturday at the Julie Harris Theatre.
Battle over TV being won by Western states
On channel boosters for television are legal and do not interfere with the air waves. That will be the decision of the FCC within a few days and is a tremendous victory for governors of 12 Western states.
FCC Commissioner T.A.M. Craven has made an on-the-scene inspection of more than 30 installations of “on-Channel-boosters” and has found they are not transmitters but actually constitute part of the receiver to bring service to small clusters of families in rough terrain or in valleys that do not get normal signals.
While in Steamboat, Commissioner Craven conferred with Walter Webber, who was selected as Colorado chairman of the group to fight the original FCC order banning the booster service.
Howelsen Hill ready for skiers, improved for ’57-58
Steamboat Springs, “Ski Town U.S.A.,” is ready for snow.
As a result of various townspeople’s cooperation in assisting the Winter Sports club in readying Howelsen Hill for skiing events, the entire estimated $100,000 plant is in top order.
Completed this fall in Steamboat’s “Operation Ski Hill,” are three new jumps, B, D and E and a thorough grooming of the A jump.
The tow has been revamped to begin its active, uphill season loaded with skiers of all ages. The number of T-bars has been increased from 24 to 39.
Sub-committee analyzing sites for Jr. College
A sub-committee composed of representatives of the five-county junior college planning group is currently working on a factual study and analysis of the several towns proposed as the site of a new junior college.
Because the larger group made up of representatives of Routt, Rio Blanco, Moffat, Jackson and Grand counties have reached a stalemate in several votes as to the location for the new college, it is hoped that through this smaller committee an unbiased result can be reached.
Moffat County is showing a sharp increase in gonorrhea cases after years of declining incidents of the sexually transmitted disease.