News for Tuesday, January 22, 2002

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Craig official says Big K likely won't close

The biggest retail store in Northwest Colorado was open for business as usual Tuesday morning. And officials in Craig are hopeful the Big K store there will not be among the 300 or so Kmart Corp. could close in the coming year as part of its reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Mayer, Battelle make cut for Salt Lake

There were a few skiers letting out cheers of relief Tuesday afternoon and, no doubt, a few shedding tears.

Council OKs hangar permit

Legal issues still must be worked out

The City Council approved a development permit for 11 new airplane hangars at Steamboat Springs Airport Tuesday night by a vote of 5 to 1.

Haven's low capacity concerns director

Fewer people being attracted to assisted-living facilities

A quick walk through the long hallway of The Haven illustrates a disturbing trend among assisted-living facilities in the area.

Justice facility options pondered

Officials review ways to build courthouse based on election

A new justice facility for Routt County will hinge on a vote in November, but county officials are working on a plan to institute based on a successful outcome.

DOW aims to bring more hunters to area

The Wildlife Commission wants more hunters killing elk in 2002 and is changing rules to meet that objective.

Cowboys take charge in ski stampede

Steamboat's Sisk takes first place in Cowboy Downhill event

After watching the Cowboy Downhill for two years, Steamboat's Michael Sisk found the best strategy for winning the stampede. It was cheating.

Man found dead near tracks

Police unsure of cause, but say man was not hit by train

James Slawinski, a 40-year-old Steamboat Springs man, was found dead a few feet from the railroad tracks off Pine Grove Road Tuesday morning just after 10 a.m. by two railroad workers who were plowing the tracks.

Olympic-bound

U.S. announces Salt Lake Nordic Combined Team

World Cup winners Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong of Steamboat Springs will top a list of talented American skiers who will compete in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake this February.

Final push begins in Steamboat

Sparse crowds greeted the members of the Russian Nordic Combined Team when they arrived at Howelsen Hill Monday for training.

Sailors fall to 0-2 against Demons

Despite a 20-point effort by Bayli Stillwell, the Sailors girls basketball team found itself on the losing side of things against Glenwood Springs for the second time this season.

Prestigious honor bestowed upon Wilson

Sheraton's culinary artist named as the top chef in Colorado

Jacques Wilson, who makes mouth-watering croque madame, created from sourdough bread, gruyere cheese, lingonberry sauce, smoked pepper turkey and a parmesan cheese butter, still holds his mother's meatloaf as one of his favorite dishes.