News for Wednesday, January 30, 2002



Group discusses Harry Potter phenomenon

Adults tell of their fascination with popular J.K. Rowling character

The people who huddled around tables Wednesday evening to discuss Harry Potter were anything but children interrupting each other to share what they loved most about J.K. Rowling's books. They were, in fact, adults huddled around tables graciously taking turns telling each other about their fascination with Harry Potter.

Students plead to lesser charges

2 Craig teens work out plea deal in alleged bomb plot

Two students accused of plotting to bomb the Moffat County High School and Moffat County Courthouse pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday.

The forerunners

Steamboat 'boarders to make initial runs at Olympics

A half-dozen local snowboarders opened the season with dreams of riding in front of huge crowds at the Park City Mountain Resort in this February's Olympic Games five will get the chance this February.

Wrestlers get glimpse of postseason

The Sailors had a quick glimpse Saturday of what it is going to take to make it to state. Of the 10 teams at the Rifle tournament, six will be at regionals Feb. 16.

Planners revisit master plan

Commissioners may approve document tonight

Routt County planning officials are confident that after tonight's meeting, an updated version of the county's master plan will be in place. Since December, the Routt County Planning Commission has had two chances to approve the 40-page document. After each adoption hearing, the nine-member commission has held off on approving the master plan because changes were made during the hearings.

Local 'boarders clean up at slalom

A quick glance at last weekend's snowboarding results from Vail proves why the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has one of the hottest programs in the country right now.

Volunteers sought for pre-Olympic freestyle camp

Volunteers are needed to help make this week's pre-Olympic freestyle camp at the Steamboat Ski Area a success.

Boys b-ball team tries to rebound

League standings in the Western Slope can change as fast as the weather.

Communications chief quits

Resignation not related to ASC's financial woes

American Skiing Co.'s Vice President of Communications Skip King has announced his resignation effective at the end of today.

Sailor girls the underdogs in Moffat County

When the Sailors girls basketball team rolls into Moffat County territory tonight, they won't be feeling any pressure, coach Bruce Alston said.

Groups address 'risky behavior'

School officials, local agencies look at parents to help curb students' actions

Steamboat Springs High School officials say a growing trend in underage drinking, vandalism and other "risky behavior" by students could be curbed if parents were enlisted to help. But school representatives and law enforcement officers say there are some parents in Steamboat Springs who are part of the problem.

Hayden seeks volunteers for tourney

The population of Hayden could significantly increase in March.

Local educator up for state board position

A local woman may make her way from the Hayden School Board, overseeing the interests of less than 4,000 people, to the state Board of Education, representing more than 4 million.