News for Wednesday, January 2, 2002



County sees first birth of the new year

Craig parents celebrate the birth of their fourth child

John Ernest Collier III might have missed the first day of the new year by less than an hour, but he was still the first infant born in Routt County in 2002.

New hope for development

West End Village may become reality this year

The land for West End Village, the city's first deed-restricted affordable housing project, is under contract and could be sold within the month.

Steamboat's Glueck takes 3 1st places in N.Y. meet

Alex Glueck managed to add three more first-place finishes to his season statistics as he swept the Nordic combined events at the Lake Placid New Year's meet.

Council discusses capital projects budget

The City Council pledged Wednesday night to attempt to make capital projects account for 15 percent of the city's budget in the future, though council members realized that goal is going to be difficult to attain.

Taxi driver accused of punching passenger

A taxi driver faces a felony assault charge after he allegedly punched a passenger early in the morning on New Year's Day, breaking the passenger's nose.

A costly rescue

Man faces at least $1,900 bill after boarding out of bounds, getting lost

A 23-year-old California man will have to pay the $1,900 it cost a search-and-rescue team to come to his aid Tuesday after he skied out of bounds and got lost in the Steamboat Ski Area. Chris Dicicco of California City was cited for violation of a ski area closure, a misdemeanor punishable by a $300 fine.

Planners consider master plan

County document to address current issues

A year of work on the Routt County Master Plan could come to an end tonight if the Routt County Planning Commission approves the document.

A run for the money

Puckett beats out former U.S. Team members at Holiday Classic giant slalom

A year off the U.S. Ski Team, Chris Puckett wanted to see if he still had what it took to compete against some of the country's best.