News for Tuesday, May 7, 2002

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Sheriff seizes Duckels' explosives license permit

Explosives licenses held by a local construction owner have been suspended by a state agency after allegations that an errant dynamite blast that caused damage to neighboring homes and injured a young girl was done illegally.

Building a foundation

Freshmen key to improving lacrosse program

Freshmen know the rules. Seniors get the back seats on road trips. At assemblies, the upperclassmen sit in the middle and upper sections. In sports like football, respect the elders or else expect to tote around the equipment.

Students get a taste of pioneer life

Oregon Trail trek teaches teamwork, culinary skills

Some area teen-agers last week learned to appreciate modern-day comforts and conveniences after getting a firsthand taste of pioneer life.

Mail delivery policy changes

Rural customers must leave mailboxes open in wake of recent bombings

Steamboat Springs Postmaster Bill Butler on Tuesday ordered his postal carriers not to deliver mail to any rural mailbox in Routt County that does not have its door open. The policy is being implemented statewide following a rash of pipe bombs across the country, including one found Monday in Colorado.

Triple Peaks seeks fast resolution

Attorneys for both sides in Triple Peaks' suit against American Skiing Co. say the matter is fairly simple. They just disagree.

Water districts close to consolidation

A proposal to consolidate Mount Werner Water and Sanitation and the city's water and sewer services will come before the City Council in two weeks.

Voters OK funding fire services

Voters in the Oak Creek Fire Protection District Tuesday gave a nod to raising their property taxes to fund improved fire and emergency services within the district.

Team Penning tradition returns

A summer tradition will return to the Saddle Mountain Ranch Sunday afternoon as local cowhands saddle up their horses for the start of the Soda Creek Western Mercantile Team Penning series.

OUR VIEW: CSAP and Schools

Standardized tests are not the only measure of a school's performance. Still, it was nice to see the Colorado Student Assessment Program scores achieved last week by schools in Routt County.

ASC wants suit moved back

At the same time Triple Peaks was asking Tuesday for a quick resolution to the lawsuit it filed April 6, attorneys for American Skiing Co. were filing to have the case returned to federal court in Denver. That's where it began six weeks ago.

Five Pine gets fairgrounds' bid

The construction manager who will coordinate the building of the Routt County Fairgrounds arena is confident it can be completed in time for the fair.