News for Monday, March 5, 2001



New town manager learning the ropes

Oak Creek's new town manager is settling into his job, but not his house.

More deputies joining force

Sheriff's Office hires six new employees

Oak Creek's police chief is one of six men hired to be new deputies for the Routt County Sheriff's Office. Oak Creek Chief of Police Dan Kelliher said he will start his new job on April 2, ending nearly a five-year stint in Oak Creek, with the last year and a half as chief.

Midgets sweeping through playoffs

The Steamboat Springs Midget A team took one step closer to winning the league tournament last weekend by sweeping past the Laramie Outlaws in the playoffs.

Skiers hope to keep momentum up

Freestylers headed into final stretch of season

With the Rocky Mountain Divisional championships behind them, the members of the Steamboat Springs freestyle team are hoping to carry some of the momentum of a successful week into an important end-of-season stretch.

Almost ready for business

Historical Mesa School will soon be open to the public

Ten months after the Mesa Schoolhouse was dedicated, the public is able to make reservations to conduct meetings and other gatherings at the historical one-classroom school south of Steamboat Springs on U.S. 40. But meetings won't actually be held there until May.

City still mulling over wastewater expansion

The city, after choosing to go it alone on the wastewater treatment plant expansion, will decide on whether to approve a low-interest federally subsidized loan agreement tonight for $6.3 million. In January, the city decided to break off negotiations with Mount Werner Water and Sanitation in favor of completing the state-mandated expansion on its own.

Students may get a 'late start'

Proposal would allow teachers to improve learning

Students in Steamboat Springs may get to sleep in for an extra hour on Wednesdays next fall if parents agree to the Late Start program proposal.

RALF hoping for subsidies

Group wants affordable housing funds to be used toward West End Village

The city and county have been putting away a total of $250,000 in affordable housing subsidies for the past two years. Tonight, the two groups will meet to discuss a proposal from the Regional Affordable Living Foundation, which is hoping to lay its hands on the entire sum of that money for the West End Village project.