News for Thursday, May 31, 2001

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Proper techniques protect your investment

Trees and shrubs can improve a home's appearance, increase its value, and provide shade and privacy. Proper plant selection, soil preparation, and planting technique will protect these important investments.

Hiking the 'Boat, again

Author Diane White-Crane expands on guide she wrote nine years ago

While exploring trails for the sequel to Steamboat's best-selling hiking guidebook "Hiking the 'Boat," author Diane White-Crane and her husband encountered several bow hunters, who invited the couple to share a snack with them.

A legacy of preservation

Community invited to sharpen its fencing skills

People who talk the talk of preserving the Yampa Valley's agricultural traditions now have a chance to walk the walk.

Yampa River Festival

Fat Eddy's Threadworks and Paddler Magazine have joined forces with Friends of the Yampa to bring a professional whitewater rodeo to Steamboat Springs.

DJ Logic's Project

Mixmaster Jason Kibler takes Steamboat for a spin

In 1985, 13-year-old Jason Kibler got the ultimate Christmas gift for a kid born and raised in the boogie-down Bronx: a set of Technics 1200 turntables.

Save the cowboys

Music duo continues the cowboy poet tradition

A bumper sticker on a pickup was the catalyst for Steve Jones to summarize the changing face of the West in song.

Travel agents: Fares could fall

Frontier ushers in new era at YVRA

Travelers in Routt and Moffat counties would be wise to watch for airfare sales on Frontier airlines out of Denver International Airport this summer, then consider booking their flight out of Yampa Valley Regional Airport near Hayen. One local travel agent said that strategy may represent consumers' best opportunity to realize an advantage from commuter airline changes at YVRA.

Football players hit the field

Sailors balk at the idea they are in a rebuilding phase

Losing 21 seniors from last year's playoff team hasn't discouraged the Steamboat Sailors from setting high goals for the upcoming football season.

Land commission to meet here today

A state agency in charge of 3 million acres of land in Colorado, including the Emerald Mountain Parcel in Routt County, will meet this morning at Olympian Hall on Howelsen Hill.

Speed, Blowdown teams off to Nortel Cup

Two local youth soccer teams are heading into a competition known as the Nortel Cup with a lot of early season success.

State continues pike program

Fish removal aimed at improving Yampa River health

A program to improve native fish habitat by removing northern pike from the Yampa River has moved upstream to the Hayden area, but wildlife officials are wondering if the work will pay off.

BRIEF POINTS

Women take aim and fire The National Rifle Association's "Women on Target" program sponsors a charity shooting event for women June 16-17 at the Routt County Rifle Club near Steamboat Springs.

Praying for a miracle

Families of missing airplane passengers remain hopeful

The families of four Nevada men whose small plane disappeared somewhere in Northwest Colorado remained hopeful Thursday the men would be found alive. "This is killing me," said Lynnette Jones, the wife of Ross Jones, one of the four men on the plane. "Everyone has good thoughts here, and there are a lot of prayers going out. "We really believe they will find them, and they will be cranky and hungry."

Hayden, county agree on YVRA arrangement

This past ski season Routt County and Hayden teamed up to solve the parking woes that were plaguing Yampa Valley Regional Airport.