News for Tuesday, October 9, 2001



Delay in murder trial denied

The judge presiding over the murder case of Thomas Lee Johnson denied a defense motion Tuesday to delay the trial.

Council tentatively OKs cuts

The rain and snow arrived right on cue Tuesday afternoon, but not even minor flooding in the city clerk's office could save City Hall's new roof from a budget tempest.

Panel discusses growth impact

Growth is inevitable for resort towns such as Steamboat Springs, which must focus its efforts on managing it in terms of such things as financing development and affordable housing, an expert panel said Tuesday.

United Methodist sees new bell tower

At the corner of Oak and Eighth streets in Steamboat Springs, a newly constructed bell tower signifies the home of the United Methodist Church and is dedicated in the memory of Bob G. Caldwell.

Mobile home owners give up their fight

Trailer Haven residents agree to move

All nine mobile home owners in the Trailer Haven Park at Third Street and Fish Creek Falls Road have agreed to make room for new tennis courts at Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation. The homeowners have signed agreements that say their homes will be removed by July 1, 2002, said Stuart Handloff, president of Health and Rec's board of directors. In exchange, each will receive a $4,000 cash settlement and will not have to pay to have the individual trailers hauled away.

Tree house poses risk to school

Vandals apparently using perch to damage scoreboard on football field

When a few Hayden youngsters set out to build a tree house this summer, they had no idea their castle in the leaves would be a place for anything but fun and creativity.

Hayden mulls future budget

Even as Hayden town officials begin the long process of deciding what deserves funding in next year's budget, future requests for money two and three years from now also loom in the back of their minds.

Inmate makes escape from police at courthouse

A Routt County Jail inmate in foot and hand restraints attempted to flee from authorities by hiding in a Dumpster after a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

Craig man gets 4 years for burglary charge

A 31-year-old Craig man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for burglarizing his former Steamboat Springs employer twice at the beginning of the year.