News for Sunday, January 27, 2002

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Man gets 3 years in jail for threat

Grand Junction resident confronted officer with fence post

A Grand Junction man who will spend three years in jail for threatening a Steamboat Springs police officer is lucky to be alive, a judge said Friday.

Kids learn values while boarding

Program aims to show riding can be a positive influence

Courage. Discipline. Integrity. Wisdom. Compassion. Not many people may associate these words with snowboarding. However, a five-week snowboard program kicked off Saturday that uses the stereotyped renegade sport to teach 10 local youths these five core values while providing the kids with some new positive role models.

Jones places 7th in Germany

Steamboat's Clint Jones had a seventh-place finish at the World Junior Nordic Championships Saturday in the 90-meter jump.

Be aware of glaucoma, 'the sneak thief of sight'

It is estimated that 1 to 2 percent of people older than age 40 have a condition called chronic glaucoma.

Don't clean my clock let the cat out of the bag

I'm sure all of you know what I mean when I use the expression "yard sale." As in, "We were riding Storm Peak on Saturday and this guy below us was getting lots of freshies until he had a yard sale."