News for Tuesday, January 15, 2002

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Johnson to undergo sentencing

Convicted murderer Thomas Lee Johnson has spent his last day in Routt County.

Deal sealed on West End Village

A local family company closed Tuesday on a 30-acre piece of property that, within the next year, could be home to more than 80 "families, self-starters and people who are tired of renting condos," the buyer said.

New phone system sought

Hayden School District wants to upgrade its technology

Before the Hayden School District can improve its connection to the future rise in information technology, it must first obtain a physical connection.

City, county considering housing authority

Officials want to discuss idea with other towns in the county before deciding on project

The city and county want to move quickly to decide whether to create a new multijurisdictional housing authority to help provide affordable housing and potentially levy taxes, but not before consulting other towns in the county.

2nd player joins bid for ski area

American Skiing Co.'s bid to sell the Steamboat Ski Area is still alive and there is more than one suitor. That news was revealed Tuesday in a report posted on the Internet by the independent financial ratings agency Moody's Investors Service.

Town looks at new bike path

Grants will be used to improve safety in Hayden

Pedestrians and bicyclists who currently use the streets in Hayden might be able to pursue their recreational activities away from traffic before the end of the year.

Local snowboarders continue SOS dominance

With Steamboat snowboarders capturing top spots in seven of 18 age divisions, local athletes continued to top the Snowboarding Outreach Society's series this weekend in Keystone's giant slalom races.

Man expected to plead guilty to vehicular homicide

A 19-year-old Denver man is expected to plead guilty to charges in March stemming from an alleged alcohol-related accident that killed his best friend last summer.

Block party

Steamboat's Schwall could be 3rd Olympic skier from his neighborhood

Growing up, Tommy Schwall lived one house over from Nordic Combined Gold Cup winner Todd Lodwick and just near the home of U.S. Ski Team special jumper Clint Jones.

A heavyweight performance

Steamboat wrestler pins three en route to tourney title

Heavyweight Will Zimmerer had his best tournament finish of his high school career last weekend as he pinned three straight opponents en route to a first-place finish at the Eagle Valley tournament.