News for Tuesday, November 28, 2000



Arts Council selects new officers for year

She's been tickling Steamboat's funny bone for 14 years, and Alice Klauzer was recently named to her second year as president of the Steamboat Arts Council at its annual meeting. Klauzer is known in the community for her co-directorial role in the annual spring "Cabaret" performance that pokes fun at anything and everything. Klauzer has been performing in Cabaret since 1986.

City takes precautions after suit is dismissed

Although it breathed a sigh of relief when a judge dismissed the case of a disgruntled chiropractor, the city is trying to make sure that the oversights that led to the lawsuit do not happen again. David Criste, a local chiropractor who won a lawsuit against the city this May, had a federal civil rights case dismissed last week after Judge Clarence A. Brimmer ruled Criste had missed his chance to seek damages from the city in May.

Gerber sweeps first two tryout events

A summer of change paid off for Steamboat Springs ski jumper Logan Gerber last weekend in Park City, Utah. Gerber swept the first two events at the World Junior Tryouts by beating out fellow U.S. Ski Team members Clint Jones and Tommy Schwall on both days. "It's nice to see Logan doing well," Winter Sports Club coach Chris Gilbertson said. "We overhauled his technique this summer and I think it finally started to come together last weekend."

Status of women focus of seminar

If three-quarters of the women in Colorado with children at home are also in the work force, the question becomes, who is caring for those children? That issue was among numerous challenges posed Tuesday night by Marla Williams, president and CEO of the Colorado Women's Association, and Sue Birch, executive director of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, based in Steamboat Springs.

Police issue warrant in store robbery case

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday afternoon for a 20-year-old man police believe is the second suspect who participated in a robbery of a local convenience store early Thanksgiving morning. Routt County Judge James Garrecht signed off on an arrest warrant for Steamboat Springs resident William Stephen Russick, said Steamboat Springs Capt. Richard Crotz. "We have not arrested him yet," Crotz said of Russick, who allegedly participated in the robbery at the Kum and Go. "But we are looking for him."

State and federal grants to fund airport projects

Regional Airport Director Jim Parker said Monday that two construction projects needed at the facility will probably go out to bid next summer. The airport recently received a $111,000 state grant that will go toward matching a $2 million federal grant to build two taxiways.

Embezzler of school funds gets prison sentence waived

A former Steamboat Springs High School employee who embezzled more than $40,000 from a school activity fund has been freed from jail and given permission to move back to Dallas. 14th Judicial District Judge Richard P. Doucette reconsidered on Monday the sentence he handed down to Denise Rene Martinez earlier this year.