News for Friday, May 12, 2000

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Murder rare in Routt County

Since 1979, 6 homicides

The murder of Steamboat Springs resident Lori Bases was the sixth homicide in Routt County in more than 20 years. Not since the much-publicized shooting death of 52-year-old local businessman Gerald Boggs on Oct. 21, 1993, has there been a murder in the county.

Victim recalled fondly

Nick and Vicki Sharp have lived in Steamboat Springs for 20 years without their lives being touched by violence until this week. Sometime Thursday, Lori Bases, a tenant in the two-bedroom apartment that is attached to their garage, was stabbed to death.

School officials back ban on teen smoking

It may not make Hayden High School students quit smoking, but it might deter younger children from starting. For that reason, school officials are wholeheartedly supporting a recent community effort to enact a new underage smoking law.

Town trustees consider urban growth boundary

Unlimited annexations and development of agricultural land could be prohibited to encourage controlled growth under a proposal being considered by the Hayden Town Board.

Statistics show female victims often killed by intimates

Women in the United States are twice as likely as men to be murdered by a boyfriend, husband or an ex.

Homicide hits hard in a small town

When a tragedy such as a murder hits a small town, most people are impacted by it, even if they don't know the victim, according to local experts

Woman slain in her home

State investigators brought in by police

A woman found dead in her Steamboat Springs apartment early Friday was murdered, police have confirmed. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, no suspect had been identified.