News for Thursday, January 16, 2003

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Who We Are I read with interest a letter to the editor from Mr. Clough of Aurora published in the Jan. 12 edition of the newspaper.

Lodging properties expected to be close to full

13,000 visitors forecast to be in Steamboat around Martin Luther King holiday

The resort will host 13,000 visitors this weekend, but there is still room at the inn. Steamboat's bed base of 19,150 pillows is forecast to be 84 percent full Saturday night.

Hayden concerned about hike

Discussion on water rate increase will continue

After weeks of discussion over raising water rates, the Hayden Town Board was poised to finalize a five-year accelerated rate plan at Thursday night's meeting, but an outpouring of concern from town residents left board members pensive about making a decision.

Local reps applaud governor

Legislators agree with marketing tourism

Routt County's representatives in the Colorado Legislature think Gov. Bill Owens' proposal to pump $10 million into marketing Colorado tourism is money well spent.

School in Stagecoach discussed

Informal meeting held to see if interest exists

Two Stagecoach moms have taken the first steps toward establishing a future elementary school in their neighborhood, though community desire and necessity for the school remain unknown.

Let the competition begin

Mayer, Bloom, Bahrke expect big things in Lake Placid

Maybe this whole skiing gig will work out for Travis Mayer after all.

Sucker ready to showcase its true sound here

After five years of touring, Sucker has developed its true sound -- and more people are beginning to listen, said lead man, singer and rapper Scott Stoughton.

Stompin' up a storm for benefit

Local fans of acoustic music have an opportunity to get "stomped" by Steamboat's newest band Saturday night.

Express a lasting sentiment with flowers

Some people swear that talking to plants is a good thing. Hmmmm. Maybe.

The Record for Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 15 12:03 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square.

Celebrating 40 years

Ski Corp. has a variety of activities planned for Steamboat Ski Area's 40th birthday

The Pepsi Aerial Pyrotechnics Performers will buzz the crowd and perform an aerial display in a fireworks-equipped airplane at the Steamboat Ski Area's 40th Anniversary Community-Wide Celebration Sunday. After that is a big fireworks show.

Coaches want to put incident behind them

Emotion and spirit are both parts of youth sports, but at a hockey game last month, they got the better of those involved. Local coaches want to put the incident behind them and are confident no problems will arise when the teams meet again Sunday.

EDGE OF STEAMBOAT

Celebrating a sense of community

Forty years of the Steamboat skiing experience are coming to a head this weekend and next week, marked by several events scheduled by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

NIGHTLIFE

Today Eek-a-Mouse plays reggae at Levelz, 1860 Ski Time Square. Call 870-9090 for more information.

DISH OF THE WEEK

Dish: The Roast Beef Garlic Melt

Pet crematorium in town closer to fruition

A group of animal lovers' dream of adding a pet crematorium to the local animal shelter is close to becoming a reality.

Moffat Co., wilderness groups disagree about maintaining area roads

By asserting its right to maintain roads on federal land, the Moffat County Board of Commissioners has rekindled wilderness-proposal conflicts in Vermillion Basin.