Saturday, February 3, 2001
BANKRUPT AIRLINE OWES COUNTY
HAYDEN Routt County officials have learned they are on the hook for approximately $16,000 owed to the county by TWA airlines, which declared bankruptcy last month.
Accounting manager Margot Gasch said she expects the county will eventually get its money, but not until TWA's reorganization is complete. Gasch added that she has received assurances from TWA that it intends to remain current on invoices received after Jan. 9. Only bills received in December and up to the declaration of bankruptcy will be caught in the proceedings.
The money in question is for rent, landing fees and security fees.
TWA flights into Yampa Valley Regional Airport originate in Atlanta and stop in St. Louis before continuing on to Hayden.
UTES ESTABLISHING OFFICE AT CMC
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The Northern Ute Tribe plans to establish an office at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.
The Northern Ute Tribal Affairs Office will open Feb. 13 in Bogue Hall. Officials also are planning to offer an American Indian scholarship at the Alpine Campus for the first time.
The office will be the only official presence the tribe has in Colorado.
CENTENNIAL HALL OPENS SPACE FOR POLICE
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The Steamboat Springs Police Department will have a new set of lockers and new offices soon now that Centennial Hall is up and running.
The old meeting space at the Public Safety Services Building, 840 Yampa St., will be partially converted into offices and old office space will be made into a locker room, said Public Safety Services Director J.D. Hays.
Steamboat Springs Municipal Court will be held in the Citizens' Meeting Room in Centennial Hall starting Feb. 7.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BANKS HONORED
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Local banks are getting their fair share of historic recognition.
The downtown branch of Vectra Bank, at the corner of Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue, was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places. The native sandstone building (originally known as the First National Bank, but not connected with today's First National Bank of Steamboat) was already recognized for its historical significance by the state of Colorado.
Across the street, the old Routt County National Bank building has just undergone a restoration that took nearly eight months to complete. The bank was restored to its original appearance thanks in part to a grant of $73,700 from the Colorado Historic Preservation Fund. The building is owned by a group of local investors together with the Masonic Lodge. Current retail tenants include Alpine Electronics, The Shirt Stop and Jackson's Office Supply.