News for Monday, March 25, 2002

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County uses retreat to set goals for 2003

Improving courthouse is the top priority

During a two-day retreat in Craig, Routt County officials identified improving the county courthouse as the top goal for the 2003 budget year.

STEAMBOAT SKI AREA SALE FALLS THROUGH

ASC WILL SELL HEAVENLY TO VAIL RESORTS INSTEAD

The Steamboat Pilot & Today learned Tuesday that American Skiing Co.'s $91.4 million deal to sell Steamboat Ski Area to a group headed by Tim and Diane Mueller of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont has fallen through.

Humane Society schedules fund-raiser

Auction will help pay for spay/neuter program

Although Shanne Pollak, an animal control officer, loves to be surrounded by cute puppies at the animal shelter, she knows the puppies would not be homeless if more people took the time to spay or neuter their pets.

Man charged with felony for failure to pay child support

Police say Donald Bell owes $26,000 to Oak Creek woman

A 40-year-old California man who reportedly owes $26,000 in child support to an Oak Creek woman for their two sons has been charged with a felony in Routt County.

Hockey festival likely to see changes next year

Desapite scheduling problems, event raised $15,000

A team from Northern Colorado captured the bantam title at last weekend's Ski Town U.S.A. Hockey Festival. For the first time in the six-year history of the event, it was the only championship game with any real meaning that was played on Sunday afternoon. That's because the other two divisions failed to draw a full slate of teams for the three-day event.

Tennis team off to a strong start

Girls go 3-1 on opening weekend

The members of the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team will get a much needed break this weekend after coming out on the winning side of a swing through southwestern Colorado.

Sailors baseball team struggles

Squad opens with three straight losses

New high school baseball coach Sean Hicks headed to Rangely last weekend with high hopes. He returned to Steamboat this week with the realization that his baseball team still has a lot of work to do if it is going to be competitive this spring.

Sen. Campbell to visit Steamboat

Town Hall meeting set for Wednesday

Del Francis, a Walden resident, is excited to meet U.S Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell this week. Francis was a Navy radar man on a destroyer that went down after a collision with an aircraft carrier near Vietnam in 1969. Now, he is trying to get the names of his 74 downed shipmates etched on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. They were left off the wall because they were not close enough to a combat zone they were 50 miles away when their destroyer was involved in a crash with an Australian aircraft carrier.