News for Monday, September 24, 2001

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Educators analyze child care

Group learns how to better handle situation locally

A group of early child-care providers and facilitators gathered Monday afternoon to learn about the state of children in Colorado in order to make a clearer decision on the early childhood education ballot initiative for November.

Yampa man sentenced to prison

District Judge Richard P. Doucette ignored requests for probation Monday and instead sentenced a 34-year-old Yampa man to three years in prison for shooting a man last winter.

Ski corp. hires new director of marketing

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has hired a former Resort Sports Network television executive to assist the resort's marketing effort.

Judge rules on Johnson motions

Accused murderer's ex-wife takes stand

Accused murderer Thomas Lee Johnson's ex-wife Kimberly Goodwin may still be his legal wife, said William Schurman, the court-appointed attorney representing Johnson. That could mean her testimony as one of the main witnesses in the murder trial could be curtailed because of rules of marital privilege and spousal disqualification.

Brewfest fizzles as breweries depleted early

The brew disappeared early Saturday at the ninth annual Steamboat Mountain Brewfest, and event organizers are promising changes for next year's event. "Next year we'll make sure we have many more breweries," said John James, Brewfest organizer. "For a Brewfest, more beer is better than running out of beer."

Facility expansion under way

Detention center's dispatch office, kitchen benefit first

A $600,000 expansion and renovation project is finally under way at the Routt County Detention Center, which was built in 1991.

Volleyball squad ready for Bulldogs

There was no standing around, there was no horseplay and no lack of intensity during Sailors volleyball practice Monday.

Habitat home nearing completion

Neil Marchman and his family have spent more than 350 hours building their new home, and probably will spend that many more to complete it. They and hundreds of other people in Steamboat Springs and around the state have worked diligently for the past four months building the first-ever Habitat for Humanity house in Steamboat.