News for Tuesday, July 23, 2002

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Community shows firefighters support, gratitude

Crews receive outpouring of gifts from North Routt residents

When Clark resident Sally Brody wanted to do something to thank the firefighters who have been working to protect the forests and her friends' homes along Seedhouse Road from the Hinman fire, she got out a cookbook and made a big chocolate cake.

OUR VIEW: Many Thanks to Firefighters

In June, we watched as the Hayman and Coal Seam fires wreaked havoc near Denver and Glenwood Springs. Smoke from fires near Durango and in Arizona shrouded our mountain views for days. At any moment, we knew the situation could be the same here.

60-mile walk raises money for breast cancer research

Suzy Lord walked 20 miles in 130-degree heat with 14 blisters on her feet during the final day of the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day last year. She said it wasn't fun, but it was worth the pain.

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Rodeman defends interim chief

Oak Creek mayor wants to keep Lunnen on

When the town of Oak Creek found that they could keep Interim Police Chief Jason Lunnen in the office for a couple of more weeks, board members called off a meeting that would have decided the fate of the entire police force.

LETTERS

Look for warning signs

Look for warning signs We are writing this letter because of our concerns about the number of adolescents in Routt County who are struggling with issues of suicide and drug and alcohol abuse. Our concern is that most of these teens and parents are either not aware of resources or are somehow not utilizing them. We are afraid for our youth and families.

Colorado Days is this weekend

Saturday morning, large men in tiny cars will honk and wave as they circle endlessly on Jefferson Avenue in Hayden. The comedic display is recognized na-tionwide as the Shriners and heralds the beginning of Colorado Days.

Ski Corp. announces improvements

The third-floor cafeteria at the Steamboat Ski Area has needed an updated look for a few years, and now BK Corral is going to get it. The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. announced $2 million in capital improvements Tuesday, and refurbished public dining areas were high on the list.

Triple Crown World Series opens tonight

The Triple Crown World Series will open tonight with a parade of teams at the Romick Rodeo Arena.

Triathletes raise money for local Humane Society

Diane James is raising money for her best friend and others like him.

Control of Hinman changing

Forest district will resume responsibility of fire today

With the Hinman fire north of Steamboat Springs now 85 percent contained, control of the fire will return to the Routt National Forest district Thursday morning, and Seedhouse Road is expected to open to the public by 6 p.m. today.

Fishing ban lifted below Stagecoach

City stretch of Yampa River still off limits

Anglers who haven't been able to fish their home waters for most of July have been cleared to go back in the water.

The Record: Monday, JULY 22

1:55 a.m. Damage and criminal mischief was reported in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

County approves Hidden Springs subdivision

The Routt County Board of County Commissioners approved the Hidden Springs Ranch Land Preservation Subdivision in Hayden on Tuesday, but not without first imposing a few conditions.