News for Wednesday, October 31, 2001



Prosecution focuses on day Bases was allegedly killed

The first day of testimony in the Thomas Lee Johnson murder trial focused on the day Lori Bases was killed.

Opening statements given at trial

Different versions of events leading to murder portrayed

During opening statements in Thomas Lee Johnson's murder trial, lawyers gave different versions of the events leading up to the May 2000 death of Lori Bases and the police investigation that followed.

ASC inks deal with a buyer

But letter of intent means company can still court suitors for Steamboat

American Skiing Co. came a step closer to selling the Steamboat Ski Area this week, signing a nonbinding letter of intent with a potential buyer.

Reading focus of holiday fun

The train of costumed children on parade Wednesday afternoon at Hayden Valley Elementary School left no one behind.

Annual Halloween Stroll big success

Groups of children from toddlers to teen-agers stood huddled in their costumes in front of the downtown businesses waiting for the doors to open so their Halloween Stroll could begin. The Halloween Stroll allowed children and their parents to trick-or-treat along the strip of businesses from Fifth to 10th streets Halloween night in Steamboat Springs.

Prenatal plan may aid Northwest Colorado

Gov. Bill Owens' plan to offer prenatal care for uninsured women in the state might help area public health agencies in their efforts to promote healthier birth outcomes.