News for Thursday, May 9, 2002

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Olympic-sized dreams

Mayer stresses importance of education, pursuing goals during career day

One of the benefits of winning an Olympic silver medal is that you can normally get the attention of a room full of eighth-grade boys for an extended period of time.

Town looks for DA's assistance

Oak Creek officials want outside investigation into complaints about officer

Law enforcement and town officials in Oak Creek are seeking a third party to mitigate alleged complaints about the Oak Creek Police Department.

Jerry Joseph and band on the road again

Jerry Joseph was on the run Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark. When he answered his cell phone, Joseph was climbing into his van, fleeing tornado alarms.

2002 Cabaret

The first rehearsal for the 2002 "Cabaret" was choreographed chaos Sunday at the Depot.

Returning to the stage

Zanobia, a longtime resident of the Yampa Valley, is going to play both kinds of music Saturday when she performs at the Roadhouse in Milner country and western.

EDGE OF STEAMBOAT

Learn to laugh at yourself

In childhood, everyone knew a person whose sole existence was to let you know when you are being stupid. They were the first to point out if you had something hanging from your nose.

Commercial development plans draw criticism

City Planning Commissioners criticized a commercial site that proposed national chain restaurants and retail stores along Mount Werner Road.

Suspect may have taken own life

Man accused of touching family member inappropriately

Hours after a 51-year-old Steamboat Springs man was released from jail because of allegations of sexual activity with a family member, authorities suspect he took his own life.

Gun locks being handed out

SSPD distributing safety devices for free

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is giving away free gun locks to residents through the nationwide campaign of Project HomeSafe.

The wonderful world of willows

There is a whole world of willows with brightly colored stems and leaves, unique forms, textures and stunning catkins available to Steamboat-area gardeners. Native willows, such as Coyote and Pacific, are used to stabilize and restore riverbanks in several restoration projects throughout Routt County.

Birders out on a mission

Locals can explore bird habitats to aid Fish and Wildlife

Birders will get an opportunity to get their binoculars out Saturday to help determine if the migratory bird population in the area is as healthy as it has been in previous years.

Playhouse ready to solve mysteries on and off stage

The biggest mystery to solve this spring at the 7th Street Playhouse's production of a Sherlock Holmes play doesn't involve the plot of an elusive blackmailer and the search for the mother of Sherlock's daughter.

Bear Lake Campground closed for renovation

The early snowmelt in the mountains of Routt County means residents and visitors should have earlier than usual access to High Country campgrounds.