News for Wednesday, May 24, 2000

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Silver Spur gets more time for improvements

As development continues in the new Silver Spur Estates subdivision, Routt County officials have extended the deadline for the project's infrastructure improvements.

Damaged toe teaches teens lesson in safety

A clever idea fueled by good intentions ended with a lawn-mowing accident that tore a hole in 13-year-old Nick Garrett's shoe and shaved off part of his toe bone.

Person who started fire being sought by police

County investigators feel confident they know how the fire on Lynx Pass started last week, but they still aren't sure exactly whose fault it is.

Vets worry day's importance lost on youth

Even as they remember fallen comrades today and Monday, local veterans are wondering whether patriotism and the importance of Memorial Day is fading with every new generation of Americans.

Student educators exert positive peer pressure

Peer pressure isn't always a bad thing, particularly not when it comes from a group of highly trained student-educators who talk to their classmates about tough topics like dating violence and drug use.

Blee task force focuses on new witnesses, leads

Steamboat Today The task force investigating the 20-year-old disappearance of Marie Blee case has new leads to follow. The group has identified at least 25 new witnesses to interview, and has almost a dozen new sites, places where the Hayden teen-ager's body might be found, that it plans to investigate this summer.

FedEx plan bounces back to planning board

If the new Federal Express building was a shipping package, it would have been "returned to sender" more than once.

Steamboat patroller named best in state

Steamboat Ski Area took top honors at the Colorado Ski Country USA awards luncheon Wednesday in Denver. Ski patroller Scott Halliday and instructor Larry Adams both brought home major awards.

Young man pleads guilty to taking gun from truck

One of the young men involved in the theft of a $700 rifle has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Old school buses being sold to highest bidder

It can hold 65 of your closest friends and may inspire you to sing "Come On Get Happy." It is, naturally, a school bus, the giant yellow mode of transportation glorified in "The Partridge Family" and alternately hated and revered by schoolchildren everywhere. This year, the Steamboat Springs RE-2 School District has two buses for sale and it is looking for the highest bidder to take them away. In fact, it is looking for any bidder.

Town set to prohibit tobacco use by teens

It will be illegal for minors in Hayden to smoke, chew tobacco or possess any tobacco products under a proposal that is one step away from becoming law.

Mulch provides plants spring protection and so much more

Even though the danger of frost doesn't pass until mid-June here in the Yampa Valley, it's pretty tempting to plant things in the garden when we experience a few warm, sunny days.

Student enrollment dropping

Hayden schools are going to have to watch their budget as student enrollment dwindles in the next few years.