News for Sunday, March 31, 2002



Sound Off: Readers offer views on ski area sale

I think the non-sale of the ski area to the Muellers is a disaster for the community of Steamboat Springs. We are stuck with a company that can't manage itself or get along with the community. It's beyond belief. I don't think $500,000 is enough money to compensate the Muellers for backing out of a deal the Muellers worked so carefully to put together.

Our View: Oak Creek benefits from renewed interest in town board

There is a mess to sort out at Town Hall in Oak Creek. The assistant town treasurer has resigned, accusing the town manager of improprieties on her way out the door. The town manager has submitted his letter of resignation, too, though whether he resigns, he says, is up to the Town Board.

Tom Ross: Sale reversal deflates community

But owner of ski area doesn't define Steamboat Springs

Deflating. That's the best word I can use to describe the emotions that pervaded Steamboat Springs last week. When the news broke that American Skiing Company's deal to sell the ski area had been abandoned, you could almost hear business leaders gasping.

School board to review preliminary budget

Meeting is at 8:45 a.m. Monday

A preliminary budget for the Steamboat Springs School District will be presented to education board members at 8:45 a.m. today at the George Sauer Human Services Center.

Weather Service predicts early spring runoff

Still, March was colder than normal

Though sunny spring time weather has definitely arrived in the Yampa Valley, with temperatures going above 50 degrees for the second time in two weeks this weekend, March numbers show that the month was colder than average.

Lucky skiers find golden eggs

Free passes to those who properly follow clues

Armed with a riddle for a clue, skiers and riders set out for one of the most rewarding Easter egg hunts in the valley Sunday, but only three people came up with the goods.

City Council to address development

Council meets at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday

On a City Council agenda with a number of potentially contentious development applications, the Ranch at Steamboat may be the most controversial.