News for Tuesday, November 14, 2000



Snowboarder keeping Olympics in mind

The Olympic Games are still more than a year away, but 27-year-old snowboarder Shannon Dunn has already made plans to go back to school. Well, sort of.

Damaged pride

The criminal actions of a handful of Colorado Mountain College students in recent months have seriously disturbed this newspaper. And we know we're not alone.

Board raises electric rates

Town trustees have approved final budget figures that include an electric rate increase and a slight raise in property taxes to move closer to a balanced budget.

Care center welcomes new residents

In limbo between their old rooms at the Extended Care Center and their new ones in the Doak Walker Care Center at the new hospital, some of the elderly residents of Routt County sat in the parlor at the new center and napped as they waited for the moving company to bring their beds. Former Oak Creek resident Red Carr snacked on a cheese sandwich and told stories. "Me and John Wayne were real good buddies," he said, smiling under his cowboy hat.

Hospital finance chief quits at board's request

The Board of Trustees of the Steamboat Springs Health Care Association has asked for and received the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Dean Sandvik. Sandvik's last day on the job is Friday.

River plan gets mixed reaction from audience

In a decision applauded by some as a fair compromise and derided by others as a slap in the face, City Council directed city staff Tuesday night to move ahead with a plan of action that will push tubing companies downstream for one summer while a private group tests the effects of multiple-use on the river.

Senior hockey league teams hit ice for play

The ice belonged to an older breed of skater Sunday night as four teams in the senior hockey league opened the 2000-2001 season at Howelsen Ice Arena. "I think everybody looks forward to it," local player Jace Romick said of the league that meets once a week on Sunday evenings.

Fire started in chimney

Investi-gators have determined that a fire that did significant damage to a house in Yampa started in the chimney, according to Yampa firefighter Dan Allen said.

State funding boost has school officials smiling about future

Next year, area school districts will reap the benefits of an amendment approved during the Nov. 7 election.

Logging activity wraps up for winter

With winter creeping in, logging operations in blowdown areas in Routt County are winding down. Between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, 2 million board feet of wood were taken out of blowdown areas in north Routt County on 400 trips by logging trucks.

High school presents 'Damn Yankees' play

For the first time in the history of theater, the musical production of "Damn Yankees" will debut with a huge plot twist all of the traditional male parts will given to females.

'Burglary' turns out to be false alarm

What was first believed to be a burglary in progress turned out to be one employee's way to get his paycheck from Dobell Contracting Company in Elk River Plaza.

School board chooses new member

After interviewing three people for the spot, the Steamboat School Board chose its replacement for Millie Beall Monday night. Tami Havener, who is the executive director of the Family Development Center, will be representing District 1 on the school board.

Sailors set high expectations for season

Steamboat Springs may have won a conference championship in 1999, but Sailors basketball players say they have higher expectations for the 2000 season. The Sailors, who were 8-2 in the league last year, return four starters, which includes senior Andrew Johnston, who made first-team all-conference in 1999.

Floyd James Smith 1924-2000

Floyd James "Jimmie" Smith died Oct. 20, 2000 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 76.

Ski corp. to buy local meat

Yampa Valley beef again will be offered at mountain restaurants

Yampa Valley Beef is getting geared up for winter, planning to supply Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. restaurants with its products for the second year in a row and also looking toward the future.

Speech team starts strong

Capitalizing on the experience of veterans and the infusion of new members, the Steamboat Springs speech team has started the season strong.

Steamboat Springs Cellars releases unique '99 blends

Steamboat Springs Cellars has released its 1999 vintage and there are some new wines in the cellar. For the first time, the tiny winery that operates out of its Steamboat location on Downhill Drive will release a Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet Franc called "Rabbit Ears Red."

Assistant DA declines jail report

The prosecutor from the Routt County District Attorney's office who successfully argued Jared Wayne Maynard needed to be put in jail will not review an investigation regarding the hanging of the young man.

Zachary Alan Burkhart

Zachary Alan Burkhart, son of Sarah and Keith Burkhart of Steamboat Springs, was born at 8:41 p.m. Nov. 8, 2000.

Building getting new fae

A downtown Steamboat Springs building is getting a face-lift and a new tenant.

Victor Gregory 1918-2000

Victor Eugene Gregory of Oak Creek died Oct. 30, 2000, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He was 82.

William Bayne 1951-2000

William C. Bayne died Oct. 4, 2000 at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 48.

Smoking ban fails

Young people in Oak Creek who want to smoke cigarettes in public will not be stopped at least not by the town.

Ski corp. targets reckless riding

Resort increasing number of watchful eyes on slopes

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The Steamboat Ski Area has enlisted an additional 62 conscripts in the struggle against reckless snow riding this winter.

Roadless initiative may cut down logging plans

Some future logging in the Routt Forest may come to a halt before it even starts because of a U.S. Forest Service plan to protect "roadless" areas.

DOW gambles paying off, it seems

Right now, I think Colorado Division of Wildlife officials are either patting themselves on the back or wiping the sweat off their brows.

Helner Kimball 1908-2000

Helner L. Kimball died Oct. 26, 2000, at The Cedars Health Care Center in McPherson, Kan. She was 92.

Allison Marie Ingols-Irwin

Allison Marie Ingols-Irwin, daughter of Kristen Ingols Irwin and Eric O'Neil Irwin of Hayden, was born at 6:07 p.m. Nov. 7, 2000.