News for Sunday, November 5, 2000



Fight for 3rd District isn't much of a battle

"How do you beat somebody with the name recognition of Scott McInnis?" asked County Commissioner Ben Beall, who is also the chairman of the Routt County Democratic Party. Though Beall is supporting Democratic candidate Curtis Imrie for McInnis' 3rd Congressional District spot in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is unsure as to how anyone will be able to unseat McInnis, who he said enjoys broad support.

Tigers take down first playoff foe

The Hayden Tigers defense not only stopped a strong John Mall High School ground game, the unit scored the deciding points that propelled the Tigers into the quarterfinals.

Missed opportunities may be to blame

The story of affordable housing in Steamboat, say some developers who have built what they believe constitute affordable housing projects in the area, is one not of a lack of opportunities but of missed opportunities.

Town plans to dip into reserves

After two workshops, an unbalanced budget for 2001 is being proposed by the town of Hayden. Currently, the town is proposing a $1.2 million budget with expected revenues to cover about $1.18 million, said Lisa Johnston, town clerk.

Steamboat squad state-bound

The Sailors players who had gathered in the stands of the Brighton High School gym Saturday afternoon sat anxiously watching as the top-rated team in the tournament, Mullen, battled with the hometown Bulldogs in a key match.

Wal-Mart has no plans for expansion just yet

A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart said Thursday her company has no plans to expand its Steamboat Springs store, nor to build a new "super center" here. But a city official has confirmed she had an informal contract with a third party investigating expansion possibilities for the nation's largest retailer.

Voters will decide fate of rec center Tuesday

West Routt County voters will decide Tuesday if they are willing to pay higher property taxes for a recreation center in Hayden. In Tuesday's election, voters in Hayden and Milner are being asked to approve a $5.6 million recreation construction bond and a $400,000 maintenance mill levy.