News for Friday, May 5, 2000

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Sagewood project set to move ahead

Town and developer hope lawsuit will be resolved soon

Although the proposed Sagewood development is on hold because the town and developer are embroiled in a lawsuit, both sides are hopeful the issue will be resolved soon. The lawsuit was filed by developers late last year to try to force the Town Board to approve Sagewood's development plan without $52,000 in impact fees that it has stipulated as conditions of approval.

Funding for rec center to be on town's ballot

The proposed recreation facility in Hayden will require a $5 million construction bond that will be put on the ballot in November, according to Hayden Town Manager Rob Straebel.

Accident 'victim' imagines her life, cut short

Editor's note: In an effort to make students aware of the consequences of drinking and driving, Steamboat Springs High School uses a "sober prom" educational program. As part of the program this year,

Editor's note: In an effort to make students aware of the consequences of drinking and driving, Steamboat Springs High School uses a "sober prom" educational program. As part of the program this year, a drunken driving accident was staged and five high school seniors were "killed" in the accident.

Painful 'Sober Prom' paves way for painless night

The message was clear Friday: Don't drink and drive.

Tears flowed at an assembly at Steamboat Springs High School as students and parents gave simulated eulogies to children and friends, who were "killed" in a mock accident. Although emotional, the Sober Prom 2000 events powerfully demonstrated the result of youths dying in a small community, even when simulated. An auditorium packed with students, parents, emergency service workers, faculty and community members watched and wiped away tears.

Routt National Forest district ranger steps down

After 13 years as district ranger for the Routt National Forest, Sherry Reed has stepped down from her position to work in information services for the Forest Service.

Steamboat C-SAP scores higher than like districts

Steamboat Springs third-graders had higher C-SAP reading test scores than most districts of similar size and demographics in the state, with 85 percent scoring at or above the proficient level.

Local nurses nominated for prestigious award

Two nurses at Yampa Valley Medical Center have been nominated for The Nightingale Award.

Teacher putting down the chalk after 34 years

After three decades of teaching English and social studies to Hayden's seventh- and eighth-graders, Lucy Rickman is saying goodbye. The much-loved teacher is retiring this month.

Women's Day features seminars presented exclusively by women

Ticket prices for the third annual Women's Day increase after Friday and organizers are urging local women to buy them now.

Sailors shooters knocked out

It was a rough game. From the opening kick to the final blow. Literally.

State park near Hayden opening May 19

The new Colorado State Park Headquarters on the Yampa River is scheduled to open May 19, even though continuing problems with a wastewater treatment and distribution system are holding up the project's completion.

Planning commission: Landscape the landfill

A new era of landscaping arrived at the landfill Thursday night.