News for Friday, July 11, 2003



News in brief

Superintendent choice made

The Steamboat Springs School Board is "on the verge" of offering a contract to one of three finalists for its vacant superintendent position, School Board President Paul Fisher said Friday.

School Board's Fisher defends position

Some of the state politicians who have spoken out against the actions of the Steamboat Springs Board of Education don't understand the issues behind the School Board's decision, board president Paul Fisher said Friday.

Ski jump decision delayed

Planning Commission has unanswered questions

The Routt County Planning Commission delayed its decision on a conditional-use permit request for a summer ski ramp at the 16-acre Bald Eagle Ski Lake half a mile south of Steamboat Springs.

Walk-in visitors on the rise

Innkeepers to host 10,000 Saturday

Rainbow Weekend isn't projected to be quite as busy for area lodging properties as the recent Fourth of July holiday. Still, Steamboat innkeepers will be watching to see if walk-up business can push tourism numbers higher.

Ski Town Classic under way

The opportunity to play on two of the more beautiful golf courses in Colorado and the chance to benefit the Rotary Club, Yampa Valley Medical Center and area students drew 200 golfers to the Ski Town USA Golf Classic this weekend.

Artisans enjoy their freedom

Every artist at this year's Art in the Park has something unique to sell, but they all have one thing in common: They love their freedom.

Woman tackles MS head-on

Heuga Center helps Hayden resident

While some people drive around and around the grocery store parking lot looking for that one parking space that will prevent them from walking three steps to the front door, Leisha Epp parks in the spot farthest away.

Dinosaurs wrap it up

Duo takes home fifth straight Steamboat Doubles title

Some relationships are too good to end.

Weekend offers a Rainbow of activities in town

Balloon Rodeo, live music, arts, crafts and food booths part of festivities

Cowboys will come to Steamboat Springs to compete in steer roping this weekend. But instead of riding horses, these cowboys will be flying high above the steers in hot air balloons.

S. Routt economic study in works

Area has been selected for Community Assessment Program

The first steps toward making an economic study of South Routt County a success were taken by the study's steering committee, which met Thursday night in Oak Creek.