News for Monday, July 15, 2002

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Real estate broker ends home auction with no sale

Owner says he 'miscalculated' the number of people who would participate

The auction of Steamboat Springs real estate broker Thomas Willman's three-bedroom house on Blacktail Mountain ended Saturday without a sale.

Green Creek fire expands to 2,800 acres

The Green Creek fire southeast of Steamboat Springs has grown to 2,800 acres, the U.S. Forest Service reported Tuesday. The fire is burning mostly between Green Creek and Sarvice Creek in the Sarvice Creek Wilderness area. No structures are threatened by the fire, which is about five miles south of Rabbit Ears Pass, which remains open to traffic on U.S. Highway 40.

Green Creek fire spreads

Large patches of dry and dead timber fueled the spread of the Green Creek fire south of Rabbit Ears Pass Monday afternoon, creating dangerous conditions for firefighters and blackening the sky to the east of Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat surrounded by fire

Hinman reaches 1,600 acres, draws closer to homes in North Routt; Rabbit Ears shrouded in smoke

The slightest shift in Marsha Sanford's makeshift weathervane causes her heart to jump just a beat.

Triple Crown gets second reading

If passed, five-year contract would be ratified

The Steamboat Springs City Council will consider the second and final reading of a new five-year contract with Triple Crown at tonight's council meeting.