Briefs for Aug. 13, 2003

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Commissioners put off Phippsburg decision

Routt County commissioners put off a decision Tuesday about signing a contract to improve Phippsburg's water supply and treatment facility. They will revisit the issue next week.

The decision came after a Monday discussion the commissioners had with representatives from Civil Design Consultants Inc., and Michael Zopf, director of Routt County's Department of Environment and Public Health.

"It was their recommendation, based on cost overruns on the bids relative to the engineer's estimate, that the county table this issue," Routt County Com-missioner Doug Monger said.

By tabling the issue, commissioners can get more information on finding a less expensive site or other ways to bring costs down, Routt County Commis-sioner Nancy Stahoviak said.

Improvements to the community's water facility will bring it up-to-date with state regulations would cost about $334,000. The county has secured about $250,000 in grants and loans for the project.

4 arrested over weekend at DUI checkpoint

A Steamboat Springs Police Department's drunken driving checkpoint netted four arrests over the weekend. More than 600 cars passed through the checkpoint, which was set up from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.

The police department, with help from the Routt County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol, held the checkpoint on U.S. Highway 40 between Anglers Drive and Trafalgar Drive. Halfway through the evening, the checkpoint was moved from the eastbound to the westbound lane.

The checkpoint was funded by a federal grant that allows agencies to have extra officers on duty as part of a summer drunken driving checkpoint program throughout the state. This is the fifth checkpoint Routt County has had, resulting in a total of seven drunken driving arrests.

Wachovia, United Way

host investment seminar

Wachovia Securities and Routt County United Way will host "Money Managers: A better way to invest," a program about how top advisers help their clients reduce risk and increase potential returns. The program is certified by the Colorado Supreme Court and hosted by Senior Vice President Investment Officer of Wachovia Securities David J. Gordon. Gordon is an award-winning investment adviser, former practicing attorney, faculty instructor at The Wharton School and resident of Steamboat Springs and Deerfield, Ill.

Attorneys and CPAs receive two hours of continuing education credit. The program is free but donations are requested, with all proceeds going to Routt County United Way.

Two presentations will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday or noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the Yacht Club. Reservations are recommended; call Charles Droysen at (800) 336-5640, Ext. 4334.

Six spaces left for children at My School group

The second year of My School Parents Group/Preschool has six spaces available for the coming school year for 3-year-old to 5-year-old preschoolers.

This is a low-cost preschool alternative with a required time commitment from each family. The school is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year.

Call Cathy at 871-4647 or 846-0348, or Annabel at 879-4240.

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