News for Thursday, March 8, 2001

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Girl's end season to North Park

For the first time in four years, Donald Rolando and his Hayden girls basketball team are not playing in the post-season. Four times in a row Rolando and his girls team made it to the regionals in Grand Junction with a chance to go to state only to fall short each time.

Sky Club hosting star talk

Topic: The storm of a lifetime

If Mother Nature decides to clear her skies this Saturday, the moon's craters and even Saturn's rings may be visible for Colorado Mountain College's "Evening with the Astronomer."

Import coffee not your average joe

John Martinez is a man on a mission. He's out to show the world that coffee deserves as much respect and appreciation as wines do. And he has 17 countries behind him.

Attitude and emotion

Two artists present their views of the world around them in new Depot exhibit

Oil paintings and bronze sculptures will line the walls and hardwood floors of the Arts Center at the Depot from now until April as Bonnie McGee and Wayne Salge's work presents itself to art lovers.

Juggling club shows off skills

No red noses, rainbow-colored hair or face paint will accompany the Steamboat Juggling Club and We're Not Clowns winter show of the year at Olympian Hall this weekend.

Craig will be home to 'Hot Shot' firefighters

A 20-person crew of wildfire-fighting experts will someday call Moffat County home and could provide key support for local fire suppression and prevention efforts.

Centennial Hall opens again

City officials get ready for another celebration

As they got ready for today's grand opening festivities, city staffers and construction workers were running around Centennial Hall Thursday as if the in-laws were coming over for dinner.

Hayden goes after more grants

Hayden school officials are making plans to visit five schools across the country that are using a high school model, which local officials are interested of possibly instituting here. Currently, Hayden High School Principal Nick Schafer, with the help of other school faculty is in the process of applying for a Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration grant from the United States Department of Education.

Students suspended over threats

Classmates report boy who said he was 'going to pull a Columbine'

Two Steamboat Springs Middle School students have been suspended for five days for making threatening statements. While school officials and authorities expressed concern, they were quick to praise the students who reported the threats.

Disappointment

Lewis-Palmer knocks Steamboat out of state title race

Two loud crashes could be heard at the Pepsi Center last night and neither of them was good news for the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team. The first crash of the game came at the end of the first quarter, when guard Ryan Kiely chased a loose ball out of bounds and collided with a drink table set up at the side of the Lewis-Palmer bench.

Counselor: Teens need identity

The question on the minds of parents everywhere is "What is it about American society that leads children to bring lethal violence into their own schools?"

Alleged drug ring included Routt County

Three men involved in an alleged drug ring that includes Routt County were arrested Wednesday morning in Denver with more than 200 pounds of marijuana, a little more than three ounces of cocaine and thousands of dollars.

Utilities commission meeting draws zero

Maybe it was the fact that "Survivor," the popular television show, comes on at 7 p.m., but, when a regulatory agency judge called a meeting to order Thursday to discuss a potential Greeley Gas rate increase, the 13 people in attendance were all either employees of Greeley Gas or the Office of Consumer Counsel. Similar meetings in Greeley and Gunnison have attracted a total of zero people from the public.

Yampa cracks down on K-9s

Town officials here are asking residents to help out with the dog-at-large problem in the town.

Airport parking fees stalled

County commissioners debate equity

Routt County Commissioners experienced a moment of mild air sickness this week when they received a tentative recommendation that would establish fees for annual parking passes at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Stagecoach up for 'green power' tag

The Stagecoach Dam and Reservoir is expected to be the first project in the nation certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute to generate "green power," opening up the option for dam officials to charge a premium price for wholesale electricity.

Hayden banks on eco alliance

To join an alliance formed by the governor's Office of Economic Development, officials from the town, Hayden Chamber of Commerce and a local bank have banded together. Hayden Town Board voted Thursday to join the Western Colorado Marketing Alliance. Gov. Bill Owens' office is forming the alliance that would actively pursue economic development leads for communities in the western part of the state.

A familiar sound you've never heard

With a hat full of money on the streets of Austin, Texas, the vision in the eyes of the duo playing drums and tuba was solely to enjoy the moments. But in 1995, the streets progressively got busier and a town that was once homey became one of Texas' biggest cities.

Not the same old grind

Making the case for dinner-worthy sausage

When Chip Gallagher was growing up in Philadelphia, family meals often featured big, fresh Italian sausages.

BRIEF POINTS

Excite your 'Imagination' The Wild Horse Gallery is hosting a one-man show, "Journeys of the Imagination," with the sculptures of Gary Price, March 9-25.

Combs takes her game to Westmont College

When Brienna Combs brings her tough, inside game, it can leave opponents wounded. In a fierce, one-on-one pickup game at Howelsen Park Wednesday, Combs left her male opponent with two cuts on his hand, and a bunch of aches and pains.

Extend your growing season

Six ways to fool Mother Nature

It might not be nice to fool Mother Nature, but in the Steamboat Springs area, she gives gardeners just 59 frost-free days to grow our green plants.

Accused drug dealers nix hearing

Two 41-year-old Hayden residents accused of allegedly selling marijuana have waived a preliminary hearing and been bound over to 14th Judicial District Court.

Steamboat's 1970-71 state champs being honored

Though the Steamboat boys have battled through the postseason with great accomplishments this season, their most successful predecessors, the 1970-71 state championship team, will be honored during the halftime of the Class 3A state finals Saturday.

AT&T snubs Hayden on digital TV

Residents interested in getting digital cable will have to wait until their are enough subscribers in town for AT&T Cable to offer the enhanced television package. Recently, Hayden officials met with AT&T representative Tom Cotton about the prospects of the cable company offering Hayden residents digital cable.

Gravel pit clear to begin

'Murphy Pit' plans to start end of March

More than two years of work is just weeks away from culmination, which will allow a longtime Hayden family in the gravel business to start operating a new pit. Ed and Kathy Hockin, who are the owners of Ed Hockin Trucking Inc., are expecting to start mining the "Murphy Pit" by the end of March.

Indoor Paddlers

When junior Steamboat Dance Theater members stepped out of the Spruce Room of the old junior high school Tuesday night, a group of seven men and one woman interjected their enthusiasm into an open table tennis field that takes over at 7 p.m.

NIGHTLIFE

Friday, March 9 Righteous Buddha, a funky Louisiana trio, opens tonight at The Tugboat. The Tugboat is located at 1860 Ski Time Square, 21 and older only.