News for Friday, March 8, 2002

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Storm peaks in Steamboat

High winds, drifting snow shuts down Northwest Colorado Friday afternoon

A fast-moving storm from the northern California coast reached its peak on Friday, pinning down Steamboat Springs and much of Northwest Colorado for most of the morning and afternoon. Cars were forced to stop in the middle of the road on Rabbit Ears Pass, which closed at about 2 p.m. because of whiteout conditions and didn't reopen until about 6 p.m.

Fire dept. buys special camera

Thermal-imaging tool allows crews to see through smoke

The tool has proven it can save lives during a fire, and the Steamboat Springs Fire Department recently purchased one through grants.

Students get look at art careers

CMC hosts day to learn about artistry in professions

The children seated before Tamara Bereznak Friday morning had never heard of chas turns. They knew nothing about pli leaps or jazz squares.