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ROUT COUNTY CONSTRUCTION DOUBLES IN VALUE OVER YEAR

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe latest report from the Routt County Regional Building Department indicates this will be another busy construction season in the Yampa Valley.

As of the end of March, year to date construction valuation is $17.3 million, more than twice the figure for the same period last year, when construction valuation was $8 million.

The total valuation of building permits in Routt County during 2000 was $155 million, almost $15 million more than the previous year.

Top building official Mark Marchus predicted in February that 2001's total valuation would come close to that of 2000, but would not quite surpass it.

CMC STUDENTS TO SELECT ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSFor academic and club advisors at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus that are feeling under appreciated, student government feels your pain.

On April 23 and April 24, the CMC student body will vote for the Advisor of the Year award from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria during lunch, and from 1 to 4 p.m. inside the entrance of Bristol Hall.

Nominees for the Advisor of the Year award are: Dan Schaffrick of the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa; Pam Burwell of the International Club, Students for a Free Tibet; Chuck Hull of the International Club, Golf/Tennis Club; Bill Sawer of the Soccer Club; Steve Craig of Phi Theta Kappa, Broomball; Sandy Fortier of the Residence Hall Association, Powder Club, Mountain Bike Club; Tony Skusevich of the Volleyball Club; Bob Baker of the Climbing Club; Jimmy Westlake of the Sky Club; John Saunders of the Kayak Club.

CITY COUNCIL MAY FIZZLE ON FIREWORKS FUNDING

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSCity staff, which works with private donors to put on the July Fourth fireworks show, is asking the City Council to put up an extra $5,000 to fund the annual extravaganza.

Council, after revewing the fireworks budget request last October, decided it should not spend a full $15,000 as it has in years past and reduced the city's support to $10,000.

"Call me Scrooge," said Councilwoman Arianthe Stettner, as she moved last year to cut the July 4th fireworks budget. "But I just don't want to see our money go up in smoke."

With help from the private sector, the city has been able to put on a $20,000 to $40,000 show that lasted about 20 minutes in the past, but might have to cut back if the City Council does not approve the extra money.

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