News for Wednesday, July 9, 2003

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District champs

Steamboat Springs 10-and-under team gets second win in two years

There was no time for Hondo Anderson to clean up and bandage his right knee.

Wildfire threat similar to 2002

Officials warn that county is not safe from fire

Routt County may look green, but it's a dry green.

Ski Town Classic tees off

It's a chance to go to the 2004 Super Bowl, check out the scenery in Costa Rica and play golf at some of Steamboat's most notable courses.

City Market fingerprinting payroll checks

The Steamboat Springs City Market grocery store has joined the ranks of retailers and banks nationwide that are fighting check fraud by requiring a fingerprint when cashing payroll checks and other third-party checks.

Fair Board flushes Action Drain

Royal Flush wins bid on revote

After some deliberation, the Routt County Fair Board voted Wednesday night to dismiss the previously awarded bid from Action Drain Services of Craig and give the job of providing portable toilets at this year's fair to Royal Flush of Steamboat Springs.

School Board nears decision

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education is working to complete the contract it will offer to one of three superintendent finalists, but no date has been set for board action to approve the hiring of a new district leader.

Grasshoppers here for summer

Grasshoppers in Routt County are reaching maturity, if they haven't already, and each day thousands are earning their wings and taking to the skies.

Town Challenges Steamboats youths

Sometimes sacrifices have to be made to mountain bike.

Rodeo crowd may have set record

A majority of the seats at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena last Friday were filled before the first notes of the national anthem rang out or the first bull made its entrance.

Stray cats strut stuff

Feline gives birth at child care center

Tami Havener and Sharyl Ritschel of Discovery Learning Center got a surprise Tuesday morning when a stray cat showed up at the child care facility and gave birth shortly afterward.

City will review commercial building

Construction would complete final phase of Central Park Plaza

The city Planning Commission will be reviewing plans for a 28,800-square-foot commercial building next to Central Park Plaza at its meeting today.

Council hears water proposal

A focus group working on the formation of a Steamboat Springs Water Commission has agreed for it to consist of four city representatives and four representatives from the Mount Werner Water Board.

7 teams take titles in Triple Crown

Seven teams grabbed titles during the third leg of the Triple Crown slowpitch softball series, which brought 149 squads to Steamboat Springs over the Fourth of July weekend.

Montessori group sues district

Lawsuit seeks order to approve charter school application

Steamboat Springs Montessori filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Steamboat Springs School District and the Steamboat Springs Board of Education in an attempt to enforce a state order to approve its charter school application.

Transportation planning under way in region

Plan will cover five counties in northwest Colorado

Population increases, roadway congestion, highways without shoulders and poor road conditions are all transportation troubles facing Northwest Colorado, according to information provided Wednesday by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission and the engineering company URS.