News for Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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Perricone continues podium trend

Three podiums in three days.

Girls seek improvement

With the postseason set to begin in a week, Steve Moos wants the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team to focus on constant improvement this weekend.

Yampatika still going strong

Nonprofit presents county with overview of organization

Yampatika seeks to educate visitors and residents of Northwest Colorado about the natural and cultural resources around them.

Arena phase nearly complete

Construction under way for new lobby, other amenities at Howelsen ice rink

A building permit has been issued for the final stage of Howelsen Ice Arena's $3 million improvement project.

Outstanding Showing

Belts are tightening everywhere, but in Routt County, people are still willing to reach into their wallets to help friends and neighbors in need. For that our community should be applauded.

Medicare bill could aid YVMC

A bill that would aid rural hospitals beleaguered by inadequate federal health care payments is moving through Congress.

Vos humble in win

Steamboat skier speeds through moguls to post win at Bump Bash

On a day where snow and flat light limited visibility, and on a course where steep rocky pitches tripped up more than one contender, it was local freestyle skier Scott Vos who found the will to succeed.

Council hears state's budget woes

Officials attended conference last week in Denver

Colorado's dire financial straits were the focus of Steamboat Springs City Council members last week during a statewide municipal conference in Denver.

Cash flows in for Oak Creek water

Town will be loaned $821,000 for improvements

Oak Creek has been chosen as one of two Colorado municipalities to participate in a pilot program that will loan the town more than $800,000 to improve its drinking water.

Water main breaks

Yampa mayor, other officials pitch in to help

About 10 p.m. Monday, Yampa Mayor Tom Estes noticed a lack of water pressure coming from the faucet at his home. Eight hours later, he found himself in the bottom of a ditch fixing the problem himself.

Berglund wins at Vail

Teddy Berglund's blazing second run in Saturday's slalom helped him slip past University of Colorado skier Brad Hogan a grab a coveted victory in the Rocky Mountain Trophy Series race.

Ross, Smith lead Sailors

Austin Ross and Marty Smith led the Steamboat Springs High School cross country team at the final regular-season meet of the year in Carbondale last weekend.

Farmers discuss water issues Monday in Hayden

Amid the realities of continued drought, the Northwest Colorado Farmers Union met Monday to discuss water issues.

Storm rally to tie at home

Local team answers in second period

After giving up a goal in the opening minutes of last Saturday's hockey game, the Steamboat Storm was forced to rally against the Westminster Cliffhangers in front of the hometown crowd in order to escape with a tie.

County officials say not to overreact to heightened warnings

The trip to the hardware store for duct tape and plastic sheeting can wait.

District, board haven't reached land agreement

Despite calls for continued negotiations from both sides, the Hayden School District and the Hayden Town Board have yet to reach an agreement over a 1.14-acre parcel of land needed to realign the Breeze Basin intersection.

East Coast snow affects YVRA

Travelers face delays because of storm

A blizzard that blasted the East Coast on Monday was wreaking havoc at Yampa Valley Regional Airport Tuesday, Alpine Taxi workers said.

Hayden holds on for win, playoff berth

The fourth time proved to be the charm for the Hayden boys basketball team.

Area wrestlers prepare for state

The numbers are staggering.

Hayden on top

Tiger girls stomp Cowboys

Most high school basketball games consist of four quarters, but the Hayden girls needed only one Tuesday night to slam the door shut on Plateau Valley's season.