News for Tuesday, March 26, 2002

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Reaction to ASC deal mixed

Officials hope company will work better with community

Joseph Fogliano was shocked like the rest of the Yampa Valley when he found out a deal between American Skiing Co. and an investment group headed by a Vermont couple to buy the Steamboat Ski Area collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.

Doctor's death impacts locals

Denver man who died in plane crash frequented area

Dr. Louise Theilen of Steamboat Medical Group got ready to pick up the phone Tuesday morning to consult a man she has relied on for advice since medical school.

Ready to fly

Some of the nation's best jumpers are in town for nationals

American Nordic combined skier Bill Demong is an early riser.

Students preparing to take CSAP tests

Third- through 10th-graders will be tested over the next two weeks

Ryan Urban, a sophomore at Steamboat Springs High School, thinks he should get extra credit if he does well on the Colorado Student Assessment Program test being administered to third- through 10th-graders in Steamboat schools over the next two weeks.

Hayden students rewarded after testing

Spring break comes as a welcome reprieve this week for children in the Hayden School District. Some students in the elementary, middle and high schools have filled in bubbles, read short stories and answered math questions since mid-March as part of the Colorado Student Assessment Program.

OUR VIEW

Steamboat Loses in ASC Deal

Try as we might, it is hard to find a positive spin to put on American Skiing Co.'s decision not to sell the Steamboat Ski Area.

Hayden candidates' forum set

After many years of sitting in back of the audience during Hayden Town Board meetings, Joe Schminkey wants to take a seat up front with the board.

Traditional caucuses out

Democrats changing the way they nominate candidates

In an effort to improve participation in local politics, the Routt County Democratic Party is changing the way it nominates candidates for office.

Girls lacrosse team drops two

Steamboat's girls lacrosse team went south to find greener fields as it opened its season in Colorado Springs last weekend.

Lacrosse team to face varsity competition

Last weekend was a historic moment for the Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team as it opened the first season in the school's history.

Welcome Home Olympian event today

Delayed by more than a month, the Welcome Home Olympian Celebration is coming to Steamboat Springs today.

Local mites teams take 1st place

The Mason & Morse mites won the Reach for the Peak hockey tournament title last weekend by winning four straight games in Colorado Springs.

A dead deal

American Skiing backs out of plan to sell Steamboat

Tim and Diane Mueller's chance to purchase the Steamboat Ski Area disappeared Tuesday like a snowflake in July. Tim Mueller was in New York to begin a three-day closing process when the deal evaporated.

Reported crimes up in 2001

Cases of domestic violence, rape doubled over 2000

Reported rapes and domestic violence cases significantly increased in 2001 in a record-breaking year for the Routt County Sheriff's Office.

Our View: ASC's deal not so Heavenly for Steamboat

Try as we might, it is hard to find a positive spin to put on American Skiing Co.'s decision not to sell the Steamboat Ski Area. The company's stunning announcement Tuesday that it is selling Heavenly Ski Resort to Vail Resorts Inc. and that the Steamboat deal is dead surprised just about everyone, including Tim and Diane Mueller.