News for Tuesday, November 21, 2000

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Resort predicts 'thankful' numbers this weekend

Skiers and riders will find new trails open to the bottom of the Steamboat Ski Area when they hit the slopes for scholarship day today. And advance reservation figures show the ski season will begin in earnest this holiday weekend. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Director of Mountain Operations Doug Allen said the Shortcut, Sitz and Vogue trails will be among the 56 trails available to skiers today, the original date marked on the calendar as opening day at the ski area. Steamboat opened four days early on Nov. 18.

Fritz represents Sailors in all-star classic match

Jessica Fritz ended her high-school volleyball career Sunday at the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State Volleyball Classic. Fritz, an outside hitter, was a key to the Sailors post-season success this season. She led Steamboat to the state playoffs, where they defeated defending state-champion Fort Morgan. Berthoud won the 2000 state title.

Anglers say methods need to be scrutinized

New fishing regulations the Colorado Wildlife Commission recently adopted say anglers can keep up to eight trout and as many pike as they want from most Colorado lakes and streams. The new regulation start in 2001 and will last for five years. After that time, the commission will review the rules and present new ones.

After 21 years, search for girl still continues

Every year, no matter what happens, the day comes. For most, it is just another day, but for one family, it is a day that is filled with grief, sadness and agony. On Nov. 21, 1979, Paul and Mona Blee lost their 15-year-old daughter. It has been 21 years since Marie Blee disappeared, but her mother can remember the day like it was yesterday.

Tips offered for tasty, safe Thanksgiving Day turkeys

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is important to know the secrets to preparing the star of the feast. Local chefs offer "Turkey Tips" to help prepare a traditional bird this season. Chefs agree that the key to cooking a great turkey this Thanksgiving is making sure it is tender and not too browned.

City Council passes deficit-heavy budget

With words of caution and a promise to find new solutions for increasing city revenue, the City Council passed a deficit-ridden 2001 budget Tuesday night by a unanimous vote. The 2001 budget forced the city to dip into its reserves to the tune of $459,194. The city still has almost $3 million in reserves, Finance Director Don Taylor said.