News for Tuesday, March 27, 2001

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Clerk tackles tedious job

Packed-up papers under review as town looks to future

Town officials are sifting through all the town's records as they actively work on providing safe storage for the vital information.

Spring puts street crews on patch patrol

Spring puts street crews on patch patrol

Some call it mud season, some call it the first days of spring. For Ron Berig and the workers at the city's Public Works Shop, it is pothole season. Potholes have not been as big a problem this year as in years past, said Berig, the shop's assistant superintendent. That may be because the city did its best last summer to prepare for the spring thaw and the cracks that usually occur in the pavement. After dealing with the potholes from 2000 in a temporary manner with a "cold mix" of asphalt last spring, the department went back in last summer with hot asphalt and filled the holes more thoroughly and permanently.

Loose dogs keep lawman busy

Animal control officer Ed Corriveau has spent his first three months on the job rounding up countless loose dogs in town. Since the beginning of the year, the Hayden Police Department has received 55 animal complaints with the majority of them for dogs at-large.

Athletic eligibility rules changed

Students will be monitored week to week

After reviewing athletic eligibility for more than a year, the Hayden School Board has changed the requirements for student athletes. Starting next fall, eligibility will be checked on a weekly basis, and any athlete with a failing grade in any class will not be allowed to play that week.

Sailors earn all-conference honors

In a year where the Steamboat Sailors made it to the state playoffs in Denver by upsetting Pueblo Central, all five of the team's starters were rewarded with all-conference honors.

American Skiing chief Les Otten resigns

Les Otten, chairman and chief executive of troubled American Skiing Co., has resigned, the company reported today. The announcement came just days after a merger with MeriStar Hotels, on which Otten had pinned his company's hopes, fell through.

County waiting on groundwater study

The Routt County Commissioners have called for an independent analysis of how the groundwater would affect cottonwood trees at a proposed gravel pit site south of Milner. A final special-use permit asking for the new gravel pit between the Yampa River and Trout Creek has been tabled while the commissioners wait on that report.

KUNC zapped off the air

Nothing but the sounds of silence

Until Tuesday afternoon, local radio listeners used to the lively music selection on KUNC-FM had heard nothing but the sounds of silence for a few days. The reason? A bolt of lightning that blasted the station's hardware on Walton Peak Saturday night.

Locals fare well snowboarding

For Jamie Curcio and Keenan Rice, last week's United States Amateur Snowboarding Assoc- iation's national finals couldn't have been much better.

CDOT eyes U.S. 40 safety

State plans to improve Muddy Pass area

The Colorado Department of Transportation has earmarked $4.8 million for safety improvements to a two-mile stretch of U.S. 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass. The project, however, won't improve road conditions for an area of the pass where a number of motorists have lost their lives in accidents since 1998.

'Family' focus of community mixer

Food, fun and fire trucks should be enough to lure any kid to a party, but tonight's Chamber mixer is about another "F" families. First Impressions, a community board dedicated to early childhood development, is co-hosting this month's community mixer, along with the city and county.

Cellular capacity increased

Verizon says more will be done

A spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless in Denver said Tuesday her company recently expanded the carrying capacity of its cell phone tower on Storm Peak. The company also is working to install a second antenna at Colorado Mountain College that should meet the existing demand for Verizon's cell phone service here. Verizon customers have been frustrated by spotty service from the company.

Midget B team takes 2nd place at tourney

The Steamboat Springs midget B team took second place last weekend at the Hyland Hills Spring Fling Tournament near Denver.

Gorgone nabs 2nd-place

Lowell Whiteman senior Michelle Gorgone ended her season on a high note last weekend at the Chevy Truck U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix Finale in Sunday River, Maine.

Soccer team knocks off Glenwood Springs

Liz Masterson and Andryn Arithson combined for four goals and two assists against Glenwood Springs Tuesday to help lead the Steamboat Sailors girls soccer team to its first league victory of the year.

Museum plans tasty event

Tread fund-raiser will entice with flavors

Whether your tastebuds are craving a smooth cabernet with a delectable chocolate square or a creamy chardonnay coupled with fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries, they will be satisfied at the first wine and beer tasting fund-raiser for the Tread of Pioneers Museum on Friday.

Routt County's new manager was on the job Monday, taking plenty of notes.

"I'm ready to get going," Thomas Sullivan said after two hours of early morning greetings and meetings. Sullivan, a former county administrator for Barton County, Kan., is Routt County's first manager since the mid-1980s.