News for Thursday, November 2, 2000

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School's past could mean future money

A south Routt school building with origins from a mining strike and a U.S. Cavalry camp may be put on the Routt County Register of Historic Places Monday, and school officials hope to benefit from the designation.

Slick morning roads keep lawmen busy

Recent snowfall may have melted off the streets by noon Thursday, but the slippery stuff already had caused numerous accidents a few hours earlier.

Attorney: System failed Routt inmate

The passionate argument attorney Cheryl Hardy-Moore gave last week in court in hopes of keeping her client out of jail seems sadly prophetic now that Jared Wayne Maynard is dead. "If we put him in jail, he will be that much more emotionally damaged," Hardy-Moore said during Maynard's Oct. 26 sentencing for stealing an ambulance and assaulting a paramedic. "I don't think he will ever be successful."

Hayden, John Mall square off in first-round playoffs

It will be a contrast of styles when Hayden and John Mall high schools meet in the first round of the 1A football playoffs.

Men admit to shooting out windows with a pellet gun

Two Steamboat Springs men have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for shooting out the windows of three vehicles with a pellet gun in the early morning hours of Oct. 11.

Students get a class full of international tasting

Freshman students at Steamboat Springs High School will travel around the world to literally get a taste of different cultures from 10 am to 1 p.m. today.

Planning board reviews 'home industry' zoning

The Routt County Planning Commission wants to make it easier for small industrial business owners to work out of their home.

Early voting strong

More than 3,000 Routt County voters had already cast early ballots for the Nov. 7 election by midday Thursday, leading County Clerk Kay Weinland to conclude the turnout at the polls on Tuesday will also be heavy.

Senate race goes negative with ad

During an election season in which there has been a noticeable lack of negative campaign tactics, a recent barrage of advertisements attacking the record of the Republican candidate for state Senate, Jack Taylor, has shifted the tone of the race.

Sailors have sights set on postseason

Nine games into the 2000 season and the members of the Steamboat Springs football team know their postseason hopes will hinge on a single score.

Dog suffers gunshot wound in neighborhood

As a family's pet attempts to recover from a gunshot wound to the head, a Steamboat Springs mother of two has one question for the person who shot the animal: Why? "Whoever did this I would really like to find them and have them explain to my kids why they did this," said Chris Sachs, whose dog Bear was shot Wednesday night.

Commissioner hopefuls squabble over workload

With the hours ticking down toward Election Day Tuesday, two Routt County commissioner candidates are arguing about time or at least how they'll spend it in office.