News for Friday, September 28, 2001

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LOCAL BRIEFING

Local briefing for Sept. 30, 2001

High school raises $1,900 for victims

Receptionist Valerie Honeycutt wasn't quite sure what to think on Friday morning when a teen-ager and police officer wheeled five water coolers filled with coins through the front doors of Community First National Bank.

Ranch protected from future development

Yampa Valley Land Trust acquires additional land for agricultural conservation

The Yampa Valley Land Trust has added two more pieces to the expanding quilt of conservation easements in the Yampa and Elk river valleys. The 261-acre Higby Ranch adjoins the previously conserved Warren Ranch along the mid-range Elk River on County Road 52E. And Hitchens Island is a highly visible parcel in the heart of Steamboat Springs.

Sailors crunch 'Dogs

Steamboat football team pulls off 26-19 upset of Palisade to improve to 5-0

Steamboat Springs ended a 10-year draught against Palisade when Joey Marias broke a 19-19 game open by running in a 48-yard touchdown with just two minutes left on the clock.

Christian Heritage promotes manners

During Christian Heritage School's manners and etiquette week, first grader Kiana Chapman learned that playing with all kinds of children is important.

City backs wilderness plan

The Steamboat Springs City Council voted unanimously to support a grass-roots campaign to designate 1.6 million acres in Colorado as wilderness last week.

Fingerprint program heads to Hayden

The Hayden School District wants to take a hands-on approach to protecting its students. A program called "Fingerprint America" is coming to its elementary, middle and high schools in late October.

Recent arrest nixes plea deal

A 22-year-old Oak Creek man on Friday was set to enter pleas for two felony theft cases but a recent arrest nixed the deal.