News for Thursday, February 27, 2003



Pipe dreams

Freeskiers up for challenge at Mavericks

The Mavericks Superpipe is not a stage in the traditional sense of the word, but then freeskier Aaryn Briggs isn't your average performer either.

So far, trial detox center deemed 'success story'

The county's trial detoxification program is a week old, and despite a few first-run kinks, officials are pleased with the changes it has brought to the old way of dealing with people who struggle with alcohol abuse.

Sailor girls win, earn trip to regionals

The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team defeated Montezuma-Cortez in the opening round of district play Thursday, assuring the Sailors of advancing to next week's regional tournament.

School officials attend mediation

Simms, DeVincentis meet with arbiter to improve relationship

Two months ago, Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Cyndy Simms and Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal John DeVincentis signed an agreement to undergo professional mediation.

Boys practice hard, win 61-56

Coach: Team played really well

For all those who believe practice is overrated, look no further than the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team.

Time to wake up those houseplants

Don't look now: Spring is on its way

According to the calendar, spring will arrive in late March. According to Mother Nature, Spring won't arrive in Steamboat until weeks, maybe months later.

Soroco coach sees progression

Girls basketball team ends season at 8-11

Few coaches are completely satisfied with a season, and Soroco girls basketball coach Bob Johnson is no exception.

The Record for Feb. 28

Wednesday, Feb. 26 1:49 a.m. An intoxicated man was lying in a snowbank at the corner of Mount Werner Road and Steamboat Boulevard. Police took the man to the hospital.

First-graders show compassion for astronauts

Soda Creek students create cards, drawings to send to NASA in light of Columbia disaster

As news of the space shuttle Columbia's explosion shocked people around the globe, Soda Creek Elementary School first-grader David Kissane reacted naturally to the tragic event. He cried.

Law enforcement supports bill

Plan would bring consistency to who gets weapons permits

A bill to bring more consistency to the way concealed weapons permits are issued in Colorado has local law enforcement approval.

Steamboat's Spillane wins world title

Steamboat skier is first American to win Nordic combined world title

Johnny Spillane of Steamboat Springs became the first American ever to win a gold medal at the Nordic world championships, drawing inspiration from a diabetic teammate's strong performance a week earlier.

Skiers focus on finale of Nordic Challenge

Steamboat Springs cross country skier Ben Barbier expects a fast race this Saturday.