News for Monday, November 6, 2000

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Trucker killed on Rabbit Ears Pass

In the five years State Trooper Brad Keadle has been responding to crashes on Rabbit Ears Pass, he said he has never seen a crash as bad as the one that took the life of a 34-year-old Thornton man.

Candidates hit the streets, phones

The two candidates running for county commissioner spent their last day before the election in dramatically different ways. Republican John Shaw worked local supermarkets from Hayden to Steamboat Springs and made his way through fast-food restaurants to meet and greet constituents. Meanwhile, Democrat Doug Monger took it easy, going to work at a local lumber business and making a few phone calls to voters.

Community legends honored with awards

One legend and one future legend with connections to the ski history of Steamboat Springs were recently honored for their contributions to the community by receiving the Stanley L. Larson Award and the Leckenby Pioneer Award.

Condo owners work to rebuild after arson

The arsonist who caused the destruction of two units at The Ridge Townhomes has formally acknowledged his guilt, but the owners of the units on Burgess Creek Drive are still working to put their vacation homes back together.

White not expecting to carry county

Al White's campaign trademark was a pair of life-sized photographic cardboard cutouts of himself leaning on a campaign sign. White, the Republican candidate for House District 56, which includes Routt County, became a familiar sight on area roads in October, with the two "replica Als" propped up along the highway in succession with the genuine article third in line, and waving animatedly. The visual gag caused giggles among morning commuters from Steamboat to Vail.

Development fees on council agenda

As voters decide issues of local control in today's election, the City Council will be demonstrating local control in action as it meets tonight to review, among other things, five Planning Commission referrals.

Local celebrity honored with regional award

Former NCAA ski champion Sally Knight-Utter beat out a group of eight other elite skiers, including Steamboat Springs' own Billy Kidd, for the National Texaco Star Award. The announcement that Knight-Utter had won the honor came during an award luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City Sunday.

Taylor, Ohri keep up grass-roots campaigns

The state Senate race in District 8, which turned ugly in recent days after political committees started running negative ads about the major-party candidates, had the candidates working hard through the campaign's final weekend.