News for Friday, July 19, 2002



Steamboat hires hockey coach

Dave Strang named head of Sailors program

Dave Strang has been named the head coach for the newly created Steamboat Springs boys hockey team, Athletics Director Bruce Crowhurst announced Friday.

Council: Post office in violation of development agreement

The city has become the third party in the dispute about replacing the bridge connecting the Lincoln Avenue post office and the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center.

Golfing world opens its arms to girls

Haley Morris isn't sure why girls dodge golf.

Man hurt in 4-wheeler wreck

59-year-old trapped nearly 7 hours under machine

Larry Belton, 59, rode off on his four-wheeler Thursday morning to check a head gate on an irrigation ditch at Big Creek Ranch. Belton, who works part time at the ranch, soon found himself in a life-threatening situation.

Three men arrested for possession of drugs

Three people from Connecticut were arrested on drug charges Thursday.

Good conditions aid firefighters

Lightning causes several more fires in the area

High relative humidity and favorable weather conditions Friday allowed firefighters to aggressively attack the Hinman fire 23 miles north of Steamboat Springs. The fire remained fairly inactive except for a few spot fires and some torching of trees on the north end.

Pair impresses audience with footbag savvy

It's tough to tell what is more impressive, Bruce Guettich and Peter Shunny's ascent through the footbag world or their ability to seize the attention of youth campers for longer than 20 minutes. On Friday, before several dozen children at the Kids' Vacation Center in Gondola Square, Guettich and Shunny demonstrated freestyle and net footbag, mixing technical skill with comical charm that captivated the assembled audience.