News for Wednesday, October 30, 2002



The record for Oct. 31, 2002

Letter: New courthouse plan shows vision

Winston Churchill said "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others." The debate over Routt County Referendum 1A, the new judicial facility bond issue and associated mill levy question, is proving that statement true.

Letter: Courthouse plan inefficient and too costly

The proponents of the new courthouse proposal are waging a "campaign of fear," telling us that it is only a matter of time before something (an act of violence) happens in our present facility. The fact is, no incident has been reported in more than 80 years.

Letter: There's a problem in the water agreement details

It appears that most everyone is in agreement that the city and Mount Werner should consolidate water districts. What is causing the problem is the document setting forth the terms of the agreement and the uncertainty of living with a very powerful appointed "Water Board."

Snowfall beneficial to skiers, detrimental for drivers

Five accidents occurred on Routt County roads Wednesday

The snow that has fallen in Steamboat for the past two days has been a good omen for skiers and snowboarders but a wake-up call for drivers.

Man hospitalized after accident

Crews forced to extract drivers from cars

A Steamboat Springs man injured in a collision Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 40 near Milner is in fair condition.

Screening increases at YVRA

Officials contemplate tent for waiting passengers

New federally mandated security screening measures are the reason Yampa Valley Regional Airport officials are thinking about renting a really big tent.

Amendment 31 may change schools

Many non-English-speaking students in the Steamboat Springs School District have a tutor that attends class with them and interprets phrases or information when the student needs help.

Ghouls abound on Halloween Stroll

Annual event offers fun for the whole family

There is no reason to stay in for Halloween, because there are lots of opportunities to wear costumes and have fun.

Basketball camp begins Monday

The 30th annual "Running Sailors" basketball camp is slated to begin Monday and run through the first official day of practice on Nov. 14.

2002 General Election Where to Vote

Polls in Tuesday's general election are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling locations are shown below by voting precinct, site and address. Sites in which a town is not named are in Steamboat Springs.

Lalive sits out

Injury forces skier to the sidelines

A month ago, the last place U.S. Ski Team Alpine racer Caroline Lalive expected to be was at home in Steamboat Springs.

Train derails near Milner

No one injured in accident Wednesday morning

Union Pacific officials and police are investigating what caused a 16 railroad-car pileup outside of Milner early Wednesday morning.