News for Friday, November 10, 2000

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Conifer topples Sailors in state playoff matchup

On a chilly night in Lakewood, the Steamboat Sailors football team was toppled by the Conifer Lobos 17-7 in a 3A state playoff game at Trailblazer Stadium. The Lobos, who are in the New Jefferson County League, were led by a solid defense that held the Sailors to just 184 yards.

Local developer leaving West End Village project

A local developer who has made a point of promoting private affordable housing solutions appears to be leaving one such project. Ellen Hoj, assistant executive director of the Regional Affordable Living Foundation, confirmed Thursday that developer Steve Cavanagh has asked RALF to "buy him out" of the West End Village project.

Planned impact study for housing proceeding

Routt County will move ahead with an impact study on affordable housing despite the defeat of an affordable housing tax in the city of Steamboat Springs.

Town offering drop-off recycling for first time

For the first time in Hayden's history, residents will have the opportunity this weekend to recycle without leaving town by dropping off material at a local site. From 8 a.m. to noon today at the Hayden Mercantile, residents will be able to drop off material that can be recycled.

Steamboat still has chance to earn title

In a thrilling, come-from-behind victory, the Steamboat Sailors volleyball team upended the Fort Morgan Mustangs Friday during the 4A state volleyball tournament at the Denver Coliseum. The Sailors, who are 24-5 on the season, went 1-1 Friday, which marked the first half of the tournament. The second half continues today.

Panda-monium continues

Popular bull that made a name here heading to the National Finals Rodeo

There was a sense of excitement in the voice of Broken Arrow Rodeo Company owner Dona Vold Larsen as she talked on the phone from Casper, Wyo., earlier this week. Vold-Larsen had just learned that a bull named Skoal's Panda had officially been invited to buck at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.

Good harvest expected as rifle elk season starts

With the last rifle elk season starting today, area wildlife managers expect official harvest numbers for the 2000 season to be among the best ever. "The hunters have done real well this year. We have had huge harvests on elk and deer," Colorado Division of Wildlife area manager Jim Hicks said.

Keeping streets clear not an easy task

Friday night, Gerald Brenner went to sleep at 8:30 p.m. He slept until 2 a.m., at which time he got a call from a dispatcher at the city's public works shop, pulled on his boots and got into his car to go to work. For six and a half hours, he rode around the silent streets in a truck with a plow and swept the snow from the roads on the east side of the mountain. At about 9 a.m., he got back into his car and drove home. "The whole world looks different after you plow all night and then get in your car to drive home," Brenner said.