News for Tuesday, September 25, 2001



Steamboat High School celebrates homecoming

Walking around the halls of Steamboat Springs High School Tuesday afternoon were students dressed in toga-like white sheets, cowboy hats and Hawaiian attire.

Hot air balloons return to skies over town

Flights grounded temporarily in wake of terrorist attacks

Hot air balloons are hardly thought of as posing a terrorist threat they depend upon the wayward breezes to maneuver. Just the same, when the FAA announced Sept. 11 that all general aviation aircraft were grounded, the daily operations of Steamboat's commercial hot air balloon companies were deflated as well.

Sailors to welcome Bulldogs

After a convincing 43-13 win in Glenwood Springs Friday night, Steamboat Springs quickly forgot about the opponent in which it had just crushed.

Airport gets funding boost

Director doubtful Steamboat will contribute

Yampa Valley Regional Airport will be receiving a slightly larger donation from the town of Hayden this year.

County may be forced to hire another officer

Extra deputy will patrol YVRA

Security mandates the Federal Aviation Administration has imposed for airports across the country could force Routt County to hire an additional sheriff's deputy. Sheriff John Warner is requesting the Routt County Commissioners to hire an additional sheriff's deputy for Yampa Valley Regional Airport because the FAA has required all airports to increase their security.

Judge rules on phone records

Justice says evidence is inadmissible in murder trial

DEA Agent Donald Sperry overstepped his bounds when he obtained phone records under a false pretense, Justice Joseph Quinn ruled Tuesday when he decided the phone records would be inadmissible in the murder trial of Thomas Lee Johnson.

Murder suspect faces new charge

Kerry St. James, the lead prosecutor in the murder trial of Thomas Lee Johnson, has obtained a letter sent by Johnson to his sister that St. James says shows Johnson attempted to influence the testimony of his sister.

Parade procedures reviewed

The safety of parade participants and observers should be of greater concern to the town, a longtime parade organizer told the Hayden Board of Trustees Thursday.

In a class of their own

Steamboat Springs, led by a group of underclassmen, is off to an 11-0 start

Who would blame the members of the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team if they were a little tight at the start of Tuesday night's game against Moffat County?