News for Tuesday, April 9, 2002

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2 more deer test CWD-positive

Wildlife officials will kill more deer this week now that two more tests have come back positive for chronic wasting disease.

CWD prompts officials to kill hundreds of deer

Sixteen Colorado Division of Wildlife agents on Monday began killing hundreds of deer in the vicinity of a Routt County elk ranch where one of the animals tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Using a helicopter, agents started shooting mule deer within a five-mile radius of the Motherwell elk ranch, which is about three miles east of Pagoda in southwestern Routt County. Up to 300 deer around the 2,000-acre ranch may be killed.

A team effort

Girls soccer team blanks Alexander Dawson in 5-0 contest

After Tuesday night's 5-0 win over Alexander Dawson, the members of the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team headed to Pisa's to celebrate as a team.

Baseball squad falls to Huskies

Steamboat Springs' baseball coach believes a losing attitude can become contagious, something he saw evidence of in his team's 11-0, five-inning loss to previously winless Battle Mountain Tuesday.

Triathlon celebrates spring

Organizers of the inaugural Steamboat Springathlon are touting Saturday's multi-event race as fun for lovers of both winter and spring sports.

Discolored tap water could occur as city flushes hydrants

Steamboat Springs residents might see a slight rust color in their water in the next month, but City Water Department officials said there is no reason for concern.

Fire Council may break into two entities

Routt County's Wildland Fire Council would split into two groups under a proposed memorandum of understanding that will be presented to the council today.

Solandt Hospital gets historical recognition

The historical building that has overlooked the town of Hayden for 80 years will stand for another 80 years thanks to the efforts of people who wanted to see it preserved.

Hardcourts open for play

The sun was shining brightly Tuesday morning as four giddy women took to the outdoor courts at the Tennis Center.

Golden outplays lacrosse team

Steamboat Springs goalkeeper Kelly Asbury had 13 saves in last Saturday's lacrosse game against Golden, but it just wasn't enough.

Journey of a lifetime

Trio returns from European educational experience

Three Hayden High School students came home last Tuesday with a new appreciation for their studies.

Council moves July 4 concert

Music festival will now be held at Tennis Meadows

While noise complaints were the main reason for moving Steamboat's July 4 music festival, little noise was made at Tuesday night's City Council meeting reviewing the venue change.

Committee to look at impact fee alternatives

Despite questions over clarifying the current impact fee ordinance, the Steamboat Springs City Council agreed Tuesday night to create a committee designed to find alternatives to it.

Owens addresses CWD

Gov. Bill Owens promised Northwest Colorado officials that the state would take an aggressive approach to dealing with chronic wasting disease. Owens and top officials from the state Division of Wildlife, Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources flew into Yampa Valley Regional Airport Tuesday to meet with Routt and Moffat county officials, representatives from Hayden and Craig, local ranchers and business owners who rely on hunting.