News for Wednesday, November 22, 2000

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Man faces charges for allegedly stealing a car

An undocumented alien faces two felonies and a misdemeanor after he allegedly stole an idling parked car outside a restaurant. Juan Martinez, 30, faces felony charges of first-degree criminal trespass and second-degree motor vehicle theft. Martinez also faces a misdemeanor charge of theft. Martinez was charged formally Monday with the three counts by Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James.

Traffic test gets going near Steamboat Grand

A controversial test being conducted by the city that has caused concern among members of the Mountain Business Association began Wednesday near the entrance to the Steamboat Grand at Mount Werner Circle. As part of an ongoing traffic test to determine how best to facilitate pedestrian use of the area around the new Steamboat Grand hotel, a group of planters were set up to force traffic into one lane at Mount Werner Circle.

Average turkey dinner lower in price

The Colorado Farm Bureau estimated Thanksgiving dinners are more inexpensive in urban areas of the state, but prices in Steamboat Springs are comparable. "Metro shoppers are enjoying substantial savings as the result of $4 and $5 turkey specials," said Karen Salaz, director of information and media services for the Colorado Farm Bureau. "A turkey dinner in the metro area will cost $24.92, well below the national average. Rural Colorado shoppers are not seeing the same promotions, so their dinner will cost $40.32."

Man faces assault charge as well as impersonation

An undocumented alien posing as his brother faces a felony and two misdemeanors after he allegedly lied to police and assaulted a woman. Ismael Ramires, 29, faces a felony charge of criminal impersonation and misdemeanors of third-degree assault and false imprisonment stemming from an incident that took place Monday night.

Sled hockey players take the ice

On Saturday, sled hockey takes center stage at the Howelsen Ice Arena when the Denver-based Paralyzed Veterans of America Avalanche team enters the rink at 9 p.m. The Avalanche, who will bring at least eight of its team members, will put on a clinic that is free and open to the public. If time permits, the Avalanche will scrimmage with the Steamboat Springs Natives.

Ice climber promotes his sport through 'fang'

One of Peter Van De Carr's favorite winter pastimes involves ice. Not the horizontal sheet of ice found at a skating rink, but vertical ice ice that begs to be climbed. He has visited ice climbing destinations outside Ouray and Cody, Wyo. Closer to home, there is Fish Creek Falls. But even closer to home is Mad Dog's Fang.