News for Monday, March 18, 2002

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Craig man dies in avalanche

A Craig man killed in an avalanche Sunday became the eighth fatality this season in Colorado and the fourth in a span of four days.

Our View: Land swap deal a historic opportunity

Think for a moment and try to imagine Fish Creek Falls, closed to public access and with several multi-million dollar homes perched on overlooking hillsides. From that vantage point their great rooms would afford spectacular (and private) views of the cataract for dinner party guests. The public wouldn't be invited.

Seminar addresses diabetes issues

People who know nothing about diabetes, as well as people who deal with the affliction every day, will have an opportunity to learn more about the disease that affects 16 million people in the United States.

Trees at risk of beetle epidemic

Routt County and state Forest Service officials are urging Steamboat Springs residents to protect mature trees with insecticides prior to May or risk losing trees to the spruce bark beetle epidemic.

School board to discuss funds

The Steamboat Board of Education will have principals, directors and key education personnel present proposals for educational programs that could use a financial boost to get started through money from the Education Fund Board.

Grant would benefit fire station, Howelsen ski area

The energy impact fund grant committee has recommended giving more than $1 million in state grant money to two Routt County organizations.

Woman who forged check put on probation

A 37-year-old woman was placed on three years of supervised probation and released Monday after serving about three months in the Routt County Jail for forging a check in December.

January sales tax revenues down

Sales tax revenues for the city of Steamboat Springs were down again in January, this time by 7.3 percent. But, compared to some other ski resort towns, Steamboat was either near the norm or above average.