News for Tuesday, January 8, 2002



Council votes to raise gas fees

The new City Council's first heated ideological debate ended with a 4-3 vote Tuesday night that could result in local gas bills going up 2 percent by the end of the month.

Judge denies reconsideration

Appeals delay convicted sex abuser's sentence alteration

A judge refused to reconsider the 21-year prison sentence given to a Hayden man convicted of sexual assault of a child until after the man's appeal is resolved.

Residents get chance for ride-alongs

Civilians offered opportunity to be Hayden police officers' passengers

Hayden residents who want to better understand the role of local law enforcement can ride along with officers of the Hayden Police Department.

Hayden ice rink opens

Students taking advantage, practicing hockey skills

Hayden residents can now lace up their skates and hit the ice without driving to Steamboat Springs or Craig.

MCHS student has record

Teen accused in bomb plot convicted of explosives possession

One of the three Moffat County High School students accused of plotting to blow up the school and the Moffat County Courthouse has a previous conviction for possession of explosives.

Ex-jail inmate allegedly swindles another inmate

A 31-year-old former Routt County Jail inmate is accused of posing as a lawyer to bilk $2,700 from a fellow inmate.

Wrestlers get back to the mats

For Sailors wrestling fans, good things might come to those who wait Thursday night.

Parking on pass a problem

Illegally parked vehicles at Dry Lake Campground leads to overuse of backcountry

Forest Service officials say recreational use at Buffalo Pass has reached critical mass and that illegal parking in the area must come to an end. The parking lot at Dry Lake Campground, the highest plowed lot in the Buffalo Pass area, is designed to hold 30 vehicles with snowmobile trailers.