News for Thursday, September 13, 2001

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Locals can assist attack victims

With reports from the American Red Cross of strong blood drives, locals still looking for ways to respond to Tuesday's tragedies can look in their pocket books and within themselves.

State releases area school ratings

Full reports delayed in mail

For the first time, schools not students received grades when the state Department of Education released its accountability ratings Thursday.

Sailors football opens at home

After two long road trips, the Steamboat Sailors football team will get to play on its own turf for the first time this season Friday. Steamboat (2-0) will play host to Highland (1-1), which head coach Mark Drake said is a different team from the one the Sailors annihilated 48-3 last year.

'Everyone was just so happy to be alive'

Steamboat residents' vacation to New York proves more than what they bargained for

As the nation huddled around televisions to watch the final moments of the north and south towers of the burning World Trade Center, Steamboat locals Stephen Evans and Jeannie Berger watched from the streets of Manhattan, just blocks away at the Empire State Building. "Then all of a sudden, the world changed," Evans said.

Friday night flicks

In hopes of hosting a future film festival in Steamboat Springs, the Yampa Valley Film Board will start small with a fall film series to get community feedback.

County gets its own Cog Rally

With a passion for speed and the road, Mark Cox and Jim Gill pulled their efforts together and found time to coordinate the first ever Colorado Cog Rally 2001 Saturday.

NIGHTLIFE

Today Big Jack Johnson play a little blues at the Tugboat. Johnson was the blues headliner at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for 2001.

Airline suspends operation

A top Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. official said Thursday his company's travel division was already re-booking clients onto other airlines when financially troubled Midway Airlines announced Wednesday it was suspending operations indefinitely.

Tennis squad set to play at Grand Junction tournament

Three undefeated players will lead the Steamboat Springs tennis team in the first major challenge of the season this weekend in Grand Junction.

Spikers eye pair of wins

This weekend the Steamboat Springs girls volleyball team will enter its first of seven straight league games. The undefeated Sailors (7-0) travel to Delta for a 7 p.m. game tonight and will continue league play with a 1:30 p.m. away game against Palisade Saturday.

Airport security increases

Absence of flights continues through today

While air traffic resumed on a limited basis Thursday in some parts of the country, it remained at a standstill at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Airport security has been stepped up in the wake of terrorists attacks on Tuesday that included the hijacking of three commercial flights that were used to crash into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.

Antics allow escape from reality

Burgers and brats spurred ideas for a second performance by the cast and crew of the annual Cabaret. But this time, they'll poke fun at community-use bikes in "Community Use Theatre."

BRIEF POINTS

Join SSAC visual arts committee The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting applications for its Visual Arts Committee.

Emerald City could get cut

Municipal budget may not have room for lease

Funding for the lease on Emerald City, Steamboat's multi-purpose downtown youth center, is in danger of being slashed from the city's 2002 budget, two City Council members said Thursday.

Group to play a 'collage' of pieces

In a German tongue, Kathleen Allen belted out a soprano tone accompanied by three other chamber musicians gathered at the Maddox residence in an intimate setting for the first ever Classical Collage.