News for Tuesday, June 11, 2002



Tournament affected by wildfires

Tennis players forced to take excused defaults

Even the tennis courts in Steamboat Springs couldn't escape the effects of the wildfires destroying portions of Colorado.

Service before self

Former Nordic combined coach receives award

Several years ago Nordic combined coach Tom Steitz and his wife Kathy attempted to slip away for a romantic weekend at the Redstone Castle near Aspen far away from the pressures of the U.S. Ski Team.

Teacher enters race for good cause

Bike riding, raising money and summer all go hand-in-hand for Steamboat Springs High School math teacher Lee Cox.

County Road 14 will be closing Monday

Motorists accustomed to driving along County Road 14 and 14F will need to find another route. Routt County will close the intersection of the two roads to all traffic Monday to begin reconstruction of the Y-shaped intersection.

Sheriff echoes Owens' plea

Warner wants residents to avoid using fireworks

People intent on celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks are encouraged to watch someone else's sparks fly.

Four injured in two-vehicle accident

Four people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of County Road 14 and Colorado 131.

Walking for a cause

Seattle woman makes trek across nation

A Seattle woman walking across the country to raise political awareness made a stop in Steamboat Springs Tuesday.

City cancels July 4th display

Fire chief said spark fire risk too great

The Steamboat Springs City Council said it was not willing to risk a spectacular fire for a fireworks spectacle.

New trail added at Stagecoach

Visitors to Stagecoach State Park this summer will find a new footpath to explore. About a dozen participants in the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps are working on a trail that runs along a section of the Stagecoach Reservoir.

Council discusses adding tax proposal to November ballot

The question City Council members raised Tuesday night was not if a tax proposal should be on November's ballot; instead, they asked what tax it should be, for how much and for what capital improvements.