News for Thursday, January 18, 2001

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Telephone inquiries drop off

Officials of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. are planning to meet with representatives of the local lodging industry late today to see if they can ferret out the cause of a recent slowdown in telephone inquiries at Steamboat Central Reservations and come up with a strategy to address it.

More than picture books

Deborah Nourse Lattimore has found a way to translate her training in archaeology and ancient art history into a series of delightful books that ring true in the hearts and minds of children.

Forest roads under scrutiny

Officials from the U.S. Forest Service are considering changing the way they manage about 50 miles of roads and 41 miles of trails in the Routt National Forest, which could result in permanent and seasonal restrictions on the public right of ways. On Monday, the Forest Service will hold a public meeting to hear input about the use of roads and trails in California Park and the Black Mountain area. That public land is located in the Routt National Forest in the northwest corner of Routt County and the northeast corner of Moffat County.

Nightlife

It's the time of year when bands begin flooding into Steamboat Springs, making it difficult for fans to choose. Here's what's happening.

Winter Works 2001

The select group of artists represented in Winter Works 2001 has been challenged to realize its vision in a monochromatic palette, something that comes naturally to some and is definitely an exercise in discipline for others.

Get some cold 'slamgrass' for free

Kicking off Steamboat's Seventh annual Nordic Combined World Cup, Boulder-based band Leftover Salmon will perform a free concert Wednesday for all ages. The polyethnic Cajun slamgrass band, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Eighth Street between Oak Street and Lincoln Avenue, will begin the celebration of the three-day nordic event.

Searchers seek helicopter

Routt County Search and Rescue will be getting some much-appreciated help from a new helicopter service stationed at Steamboat Springs Airport if the City Council offers them a contract Feb. 6.

Rams, Tigers square off in big game

It will be a tale of two scenarios tonight in Oak Creek as the boys and girls basketball teams for the Soroco Rams and Hayden Tigers square off in the towns' most hyped rival game of the season.

'Contract for Life' proposed

All parents dread those middle-of-the-morning phone calls when their child has been in an accident or has been arrested for drinking and driving or possession of drugs. Parents would probably do everything they could not to hear those horrifying words. Colorado State Patrol officers understand this problem and want to raise awareness about the problems that arise with teen-agers, alcohol, drugs and driving.

Hayden dominates in grappling duals

Hayden's wrestling team was in control of the mat during a home meet against Steamboat Springs and Soroco Thursday night, defeating both of its county rivals in separate duals. The Tigers won each of their contests by lopsided scores, though they found themselves in some tight matches.

City bus ridership continues to climb

Even though the city had to schedule 30-minute service in 2000 due to a lack of bus drivers, bus ridership reached record levels. Topping 1 million riders for the second time, Steamboat Springs Transit dealt with fuller, if not more frequent, buses than in the past, said SST supervisor Terry Stokes.

Judge recuses self from murder case

The chief judge for the 14th Judicial District has recused himself from a Steamboat Springs murder case and reassigned it to the district's only other judge.