News for Wednesday, February 12, 2003

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Judicial district facing shortfalls

Court administrator: Budget cuts mean fewer hands to help the public

More than 9,000 new cases are filed with the 14th Judicial District every year. But as the workload swells, the manpower to handle it does not.

Pilot & Today named nation's best newspaper

A newspaper organization has named the Steamboat Pilot & Today the nation's best newspaper in its circulation category.

Men arrested on drug charges

Agents spot duo smoking marijuana

Steamboat Springs police assisted drug agents in netting two Steamboat Springs men for illegal drug possession Wednesday morning.

Lodwick puts hurt on Spillane

Local skiers Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane had promised to give the hometown crowd plenty to cheer about Wednesday afternoon during the 2003 Chevy Trucks Nordic Combined Championships.

Steamboat Grand nears holiday sellout

On Wednesday, the Steamboat Grand Resort and Conference Center was within a half dozen rooms of selling out during Saturday night of the coming Presidents Day weekend.

Transportation for veterans creates concerns

State took $2.8 million out of Colorado's trust fund

The Routt County Veterans Affairs Office is concerned that funding for transportation to the Veterans Affairs Hospital is in jeopardy.

Disaster supplies remain

Despite terror warnings, stores still stocked

When Ty Stewart heard on the news that federal officials were recommending Americans stock up on duct tape and plastic sheeting, he couldn't help but think that could be good for business.

Chix split two-game home stand

The Chix with Stix split a two-game home stand against Ft. Collins.

Fighting for first

Spillane unleashes top jump of the day to stop stiff competition

Sitting at the top of Howelsen Hill's biggest jump, local favorite Johnny Spillane knew he needed to uncork the best jump of the day if he had any chance of prying the large hill title away from defending champion Alan Alborn.