News for Monday, October 29, 2001

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Book outlines erosion control

Routt County is selling a handbook to help teach contractors ways to reduce river runoff problems connected to ground erosion on construction sites. The book also will prepare the community for a possible amendment to the building code to help control runoff problems.

Cowboys, cowgirls competing in Hayden

It is a rancher's answer to Monday Night Football, and the weekly events will give local sorting and penning enthusiasts a chance to stay on their horses at the Two Socks arena near Hayden for most of the winter.

Selection for jury members under way

Johnson murder trial gets rolling in Fort Collins

Jury selection for Thomas Lee Johnson got off to a slow start in Fort Collins Monday, but attorneys remain optimistic a jury of Larimer County residents can be selected by the end of today. At 5 p.m. Monday, about 20 potential jurors had been eliminated, leaving prosecutors and defense attorneys with a jury pool of about 180 for the murder trial.

Council chooses business owners for commission

The city's main board charged with making decisions about Steamboat's architecture has no architects on it.

Council waiting on pay raises

It became painfully obvious to City Council members that they could not in good faith accept a raise after Sept. 11, but if voters approve a pay increase for the seven elected officials, it could be put in place as early as next spring.

Railroad decides to raze depot

Union Pacific Railroad has decided its train depot at 304 Yampa Ave. in Craig should be demolished.

Regaining their focus

Sailors volleyball coach hopes team can keep up its intensity at tourney

Forget the records; forget what happened last year or even what happened last weekend. From here on out, the only thing that really matters to the members of the Sailors volleyball team is surviving until the next playoff round.

Youth football league sees successful year

The Doak Walker Youth Football League has become so popular there is a waiting list just to get in.