News for Monday, October 1, 2001

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Weather station likely by spring

Local transmitter would provide more accurate forecasts 24 hours a day

Routt County could have a new weather radio station by next spring but the project will hinge on $10,000 in local funds. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $20,000 grant to the National Weather Service and Yampa Valley Electric Association to install a radio transmitter on Walton Peak.

Locals compare woes to Aspen

Pitkin official: '12-inch rule' quick to go

One of the first things that will go when Steamboat grows too much is the "12-inch rule," said Mick Ireland, a Pitkin County Commissioner who spoke to a fascinated group of more than 100 Routt County residents Monday night.

City to work through budget

Council may leave groups searching for funds elsewhere

With 43 separate requests for community support funding and a City Council already bracing itself for a worst-case scenario budget, hearings today may leave more than a few groups looking for cash elsewhere.

AG optimistic about violence

Some programs are successful at curbing danger

District attorneys from Colorado gathered at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Monday to learn about the status of youth violence in the state and how to further implement positive programs.

American Skiing Co. closes on Sugarbush sale

The parent company of the Steamboat Ski Area needed just 20 days to close on the sale of one of its seven other ski areas, Sugarbush in Vermont's Mad River Valley.

County's new Web site unveiled

After months of work, Routt County has improved its Web site to the tune of about $5,000.

National Guard comes to YVRA

Armed personnel to be used at security checkpoints starting today

Beginning today, armed personnel from the Army National Guard will staff Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden. Colorado Gov. Bill Owens decided last week to use the National Guard to provide security at 14 Colorado airports. Because of the executive order, the guardsmen are expected to be used primarily at airport security checkpoints.