News for Wednesday, January 9, 2002

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Man faces fraud, deceit charge

A 48-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces a felony charge for allegedly obtaining a prescription drug illegally.

Ski area sees average snowfall

Steamboat gathers more powder than most

After packing above-average November snowfall into the last nine days of the month, the Steamboat Ski Area cruised through December with accumulations that nailed the 20-year average.

Basketball teams get back on the court

Despite being without leading scorer, coach expects girls to step up

Although it might not be coming at the best time, Sailors coach Bruce Alston said he and his team are looking forward to the challenge of facing the top-ranked team in the league.

Driving course to take youths over the ice

The Colorado State Patrol is offering the first program in the nation geared to teach young drivers how to steer through snow-packed and icy roads safely.

Double billing

Tardy video maker says city owes him twice as much as agreed-upon price

The city recently received a $20,000 video and it has no idea what to do with it. What's more, the man who made the one-hour documentary about the history of Steamboat Springs thinks it's worth at least $40,000 and has sent the city a bill for that amount.

Ski teams face off this weekend at Howelsen

Howelsen Hill will play host to the Sailors' one and only ski competition as both Alpine and Nordic teams travel to Steamboat this weekend.

Clinic to offer an overview of avalanches

Discussion to focus on backcountry travel

Nick Logan of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center will present a free avalanche clinic sponsored by Ski Haus from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the community center.

Steamboat boys, Bulldogs look to be evenly matched in Friday's opener

On paper, Friday's matchup with Moffat County looks to be just about even. But things on paper never hold much weight in games against Steamboat's biggest rival.

Director asks locals to come out, join chorale

Those who initially harbor second thoughts about enrolling in Christel Houston's class will likely walk way from the first day of class with a different attitude about their decision.