News for Tuesday, April 17, 2001



Construction may be softening

The valuation of building permits issued in Steamboat Springs and Routt County this year is on pace to double last year's total. Mark Marchus says don't let the numbers fool you. Marchus is the director of the Routt County Regional Building Department.

Noxious weed seed easily spread by pets

Houndstongue, a problem in the county, is poisonous to some livestock

Taking the dog out for a hike in the forest or a visit to the ranch without a good brushing prior to the trip can aid the spread of a poisonous noxious weed.

City holding session to discuss airport

Looking back at a decision made by City Council in 1992 to build an airport terminal and make runway improvements after only one public comment, the city is making sure to get public input on the most recent airport proposal.

Moffat County gets big win over Steamboat

Moffat County's Rob Satterwhite set the tone early for Tuesday's baseball game at Craig Middle School. He struck out the first four Steamboat Springs batters he faced and didn't allow a run in three innings of work.

Young consultant hired to do study

Some Milner residents concerned about studies research done at proposed gravel pit site

Some Milner residents are upset Routt County hired a consultant who is two years out of college to do a study of cottonwood trees at the proposed site of a new gravel pit. "You would think they would want the best," said Loretta Van Norstrand, a resident of the Saddle Mountain Ranchettes, which overlooks the gravel pit site. The gravel pit is being proposed by Camilletti and Sons and would be located a half-mile south of Milner near a sensitive area between the Yampa River and Trout Creek.

Avs won't be on local TV

Cable deal with UPN-20 of Denver a no-go

Avalanche fans hoping to catch Monday night's game at home on cable were out of luck. AT&T spokesman Tom Cotton said he tried hard last week to get the game uplinked for local cable subscribers, but UPN Channel 20 out of Denver no longer leases the uplink for the games.

Investigation uncovers cocaine in Craig

An undercover investigation by Grant, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement agents netted three arrests last week after cocaine was allegedly found in a Craig apartment.

Habitat seeking new tools

Older equipment can sometimes lead to accidents

Habitat for Humanity is less than a month away from breaking ground on its first home in Routt County, but it will be difficult to do without any tools.

AARP class geared to refresh older drivers

Admitting that the senses and reflexes one relies on to drive an automobile have begun to erode is a difficult thing to do. But it's a lot easier when the admission is worth $150.

Sailors net league title

Soccer team blanks Glenwood for bragging rights

Not even a black dog that ran onto the field could jinx the Sailors from winning the league title. At Dudley Field Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team wrapped up the league championship with a 3-0 victory over the Glenwood Demons.

City struggles with funding

July 4 extravaganza pressing topic for council

What seemed like small monetary requests made the members of City Council think hard about what they do with the city's money Tuesday night.

Controlled burn near Stagecoach begins

The Colorado Division of Wildlife started burning about 300 acres of land near Stagecoach Tuesday, but officials weren't sure if it all would be finished in one day.

'Drunken rage' yields charges

Man, 22, allegedly assaults 63-year-old

A 22-year-old man has been charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors stemming from an incident where the man allegedly assaulted a 63-year-old man and heaved a chair through a restaurant window.

CMC astronomy prof gets 'Faculty of Year' award

For as many stars there are in the sky, Jimmy Westlake has as much passion for the galaxies, planets and Milky Ways that surround our atmosphere. And because of this passion and his enthusiasm for teaching others, Westlake recently received the 2001 Faculty of the Year award at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus.