News for Thursday, March 15, 2001

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Steamboat Mental Health uses outdoor adventures to support teen programs

Eight troubled teens needing support in family and peer relationships soon may have the opportunity to be confident in both areas after the Turns for Teens event Saturday.

The Springs in springtime

As the last few flurries of snow descend upon the streets, the first day of spring slithers its way into an abyss of still snow-covered forests refraining winter from shedding its skin.

Tigers' AD a floor general at state

For the love of the game

Not since 1983 has a Hayden basketball team made it to the state tournament, but for the past 20 years the high school has been represented at the tournament. Robert Preator, the school's athletics director has headed to Denver each February since the early 1980s to help run the playoff games.

More officers needed

High standards make city department a 'target'

In the five years the Steamboat Springs Police Department has been understaffed, they have never faced quite the shortage they are facing now.

County may close gravel pit

Commission: Reclamation conditions not being met

The Routt County Planning Commission recommended Thursday the revocation of the special-use permit for a gravel mine because conditions of the special-use permit to mine on the land were not being met. The unanimous decision, which essentially recommends the closure of the Duckels Hogue Pit owned by Mike Hogue and operated by Duckels Construction, showed the commission would not stand for permit holders failing to adhere to strict reclamation conditions.

BRIEF POINTS

Dancing in Memory Ballet Northwest presents a 35-minute, three-piece dance series for the community in memory of Amy Tumminello who died of breast cancer.

Deter unwelcome garden visitors

Protect your plants from pests

They're fascinating and fun to watch, but wild animals in the garden can quickly devastate plants and trees.

School turns to community for help

Paying for education one piece at a time

In order to help raise teacher salaries and decrease student tuition, parents will present student arts and crafts and community gifts at tonight's 10th annual Christian Heritage School Auction.

Cattle disease raises local concerns

'Foot-and-mouth' keeps ranchers on their toes

Cattlemen in Routt County are keeping their ears perked for the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic that is striking European livestock. Routt County Cattlemen's Association President Doug Carlson said that the disease is a definite issue that local ranchers have on their minds.

City looks at hangars

Thirty acres could hold up to 80 planes

A 30-acre plot of land sunk 30 to 40 feet below runway grade may one day hold up to 80 planes at the Steamboat Springs Airport. The city is allowing Airport Manager Matt Grow to begin negotiations with a company called Dunn Properties to build airplane hangars just north of the terminal.

Green day

Celebrate St. Pat's Day - Steamboat style

Without the annual St. Patrick's Day Bump Off, locals and tourists may look toward restaurants and bars for their entertainment to celebrate the Irish holiday, but a festive Torch Light parade and fireworks will help brighten the moods.

The Price of imagination

On the way to grab a book at the Bud Werner Library, roam in the Botanic Gardens, buy a novel or coffee at Off the Beaten Path, check-in at the Steamboat Sheraton or stroll through the hotel to visit the Wild Horse Gallery, art lovers can get a glimpse of the imagination of Gary Price.

NIGHTLIFE

Friday, March 16 The Stoker Comedy Club presents Chris "Crazy Legs" Fonseca tonight. Take a gondola ride at 7 p.m. for $15 (cash only) and receive appetizers and hilarious comedy when you get to the top, 21 and older only.

An Irish breakfast

Irish soda bread tops off the morning

Maybe there's something in the Irish air that promotes hearty appetites early in the day, but breakfast in Eire is a significant meal.

Sailors' girls lacrosse squad hitting the field

This Saturday, the Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team will travel to Colorado Springs hoping for a win against Pine Creek and a little better weather than last week.

Jumping season comes to an end

Howelsen hosting final major event of season

The sun will set on the local ski jumping season this weekend as Howelsen Hill hosts its last major event of the year. Jumping coach Todd Wilson said the Western Regional Championships that will run today and Saturday were planned to happen just prior to the National Championships, which will take place in Park City, Utah.

Marketing director for chamber resigns

The marketing department of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is due to turn over completely in the wake of the announcement this week that marketing director Judy Wiesner has submitted her resignation.

Agencies urge smart partying

Revelers in green may be seeing red

St. Patrick's Day is approaching and law enforcement officials do not want the perennial green celebration to turn into a blue experience for some. Starting at 6 p.m. tonight, law enforcement agencies will be out in full force cracking down on drunken drivers in preparation for the Irish holiday on Saturday.

Steamboat, Grand Valley square off on diamond

Grand Valley baseball coach Jeff Bradley walked out onto the high school field in Parachute Thursday morning with high hopes and soggy feet. Welcome to baseball in northwest Colorado in the spring.

Season kicks off for soccer team

The first true test for the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team takes place today, when the Sailors head southeast to Littleton for a triple-header. The Sailors will be competing in the Littleton tourney, which runs through Saturday.

Bands mix it up in the 'Boat

While only leaving their wives, girlfriends and children at home for a few weeks, Big Ass Truck and Soulhat head to Steamboat together on a spring tour on Terminus Records, a newly-formed label company.