News for Tuesday, May 16, 2000



Artistic contest connects

Students learn about Holocaust, relate it to today

The Holocaust seems a world away from Steamboat Springs, but its issues prejudice, struggle and survival are not.

Plenty of races open to area runners

Local series heats up next three weeks

The Steamboat Springs Running Series will begin to heat up this week with the first of three-straight races.

Flat Tops flatly rejected

The mountain village at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area isn't the right place for an urban-style row house project.

In a 4-1 vote Oak Creek police allowed extra pay

Town police officers will get paid for working more than 40 hours a week, just not at an overtime rate. That was the decision of the Town Board after considerable discussion May 11.

Five teaching jobs opening up in June

Several coaches needed too

When classes are dismissed for summer this year, the seniors won't be the only ones not coming back to Soroco schools. The district will have a handful of teaching vacancies to fill.

Recent events chip away at sense of safety

Walking the plank

I did something on my morning run Tuesday that I've haven't done in all the time I've lived in Routt County.

City may purchase cart for disabled golfers

On Tuesday afternoon, Steamboat Springs resident Ryan Baker knew the great feeling that comes when you drive a golf ball down the middle of the No. 14 fairway at the Haymaker Golf Course.

Ornamental grasses can provide garden with carefree, low-maintenance beauty

One of the best ways to add striking textural variety to your landscape is with ornamental grass.

6 teaching jobs open in Steamboat schools

The crop of Steamboat Springs RE-2 School district jobs being advertised are normal, according to Superintendent Cyndy Simms, although filling all the positions can be a challenge.

Hayden Station asking Seneca Mine to provide it with Twentymile coal

Seneca Coal Company provides coal to the Hayden Station, but the power plant plans to test Twentymile coal on a temporary basis this summer.



Ranch Days

"Ranch Days" is a special program for several hundred Routt County fourth-graders, who will each spend a day at one of five ranches, seeing firsthand how they operate and learning the source of many of their daily comforts.

More elk means more hunters this fall

But local businesses won't necessarily benefit as DOW tries to reduce herds

Large elk herds in Moffat and Routt counties mean more people will be licensed to hunt the animals this fall.

A greater sum: Human services organizations finding success in collaboration

While experiencing some minor complications during her second pregnancy, south Routt resident Candace Vassalluzzo joined the Prenatal Plus program.

A tragic lesson

It sounds more like the title of a book than the reality we have been forced to face in recent days.

Middle school athletes post top results

The middle school track teams nearly swept the competition in the final meet of the season May 13 at Steamboat Springs High School.

Tennis player happy after first state tourney

Nobody would blame Steamboat Springs freshman Allison Griffing if she was a little star-struck as she walked off the tennis court following her first state tennis tournament. She had just witnessed, either first-hand or courtside, some of the best tennis players in the state putting it all on the line at last weekend's state tennis tournament at the Gates Center in Pueblo. And she is ready to go back.

Rams send lone hurdler

Freshman Jessie DeGanahl of the Soroco High School track team took third place in the 300-meter hurdles at the regional track meet in Grand Junction, earning her a trip to the state meet this Friday in Pueblo.

Tigers gear up for state title run at Pueblo meet

Hayden Tigers tracksters raced to another set of school records and personal bests last weekend.

The Summit is in sight; Steamboat Grand in final push before opening day

Executives at the Steamboat Grand Hotel and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. say they've begun taking reservations for July 7 and beyond for Steamboat's newest and largest hotel.

Animal expert offers advice

Professor, well-known for her understanding of how livestock think, coming to town to speak

Dr. Temple Grandin is coming to Steamboat Springs to talk to ranchers, horse owners and animal trainers about the way animals think. In addition to being a designer of livestock handling facilities, Grandin is an assistant professor of animal science at Colorado State University who teaches courses on livestock behavior. She has designed animal chutes and restrainers that are used around the world. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center-track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants.

Sailors lax ladies among Colorado's best

The best girls lacrosse players in the state will meet at the University of Denver this month to take part in the all-state game.

Pined-for projects abound, but resources aren't infinite

If you had to build something for Steamboat Springs, what would it be? The Economic Development Council has compiled a "wish list" a sizable index of all the possible amenities needed or wanted by the community. "Compilation of this list was a joint effort. We tried to consult everybody commissioners, City Council, school districts, special districts any agency or governmental entity that we knew might have some type of future project in mind," County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak said.



Record $1.85M in sales tax collected in March

Steamboat Springs businesses set a single-month record for sales tax collections in March with receipts of $1.854 million, an increase of $209,494, or 12.7 percent more than the same period last year.

Stagecoach fires burn into night

Firefighters from all available crews in Routt County worked for 10 hours Tuesday but were not able to contain a fast-spreading wildland fire that engulfed an estimated 160 acres near Morrison Creek, east of Stagecoach.

High school ponders hockey

The administration at Steamboat Springs High School has decided to take a cautious approach before stepping onto the ice for school's next varsity sport. Members of the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association came to the school board and the administration at the Steamboat Springs High School earlier this spring and asked them to consider making boys hockey the next school-sponsored sport.

Relay team surprised at regional meet

Sailors make tracks toward finale

The Steamboat Springs 400-meter relay team used a strange strategy Saturday, May 13, at the regional meet in Grand Junction.