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County hires architect for airport expansion

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Routt County has selected an architect to plan a proposed expansion at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

The Ross Partnership of Aspen will design an expansion to the front of the airport's cramped terminal.

The recent installation of explosive trace devices in the terminal reduced lobby space by two-thirds. The YVRA ticket lobby is small, and the addition of new ETD machines made the ticket lobby smaller.

The county installed a heated tent in front of the terminal to counter the loss of lobby space from mid-December to March.

The ticket lobby, which once held 366 passengers, holds about 20 passengers during peak flight times. Passengers wait in the tent before moving to the terminal for check in and baggage screening.

County officials desire a more long-term solution for the crowded terminal and are looking to the Transportation Security Administration for help with restoring lost terminal space.

About $238 million in TSA funds are available for improvements related to airport security.

Steamboat hosting state hockey tournament

The Women's Association of Colorado Hockey (WACH) State Tournament is this weekend and will feature the Chix with Stix team from Steamboat Springs.

The tournament is at Howelsen Ice Arena. Six "A" League teams from around the state will be competing for the state championship.

The tournament begins at 9 p.m. Friday when Vail faces Fort Collins. Aspen and Breckenridge play at 10:30 p.m. The Chix with Stix take the ice Saturday at 10 a.m. vs. Aspen and again at 5:45 pm against Breckenridge.

Tournament action continues Saturday night at 9:00 pm and 10:45 pm.

Sunday's games are scheduled for 6:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., with the championship game at 10 a.m.

Teen Style seeks subjects for dropout stories

Writers for the Teen Style section of the Steamboat Pilot & Today are looking for an adult who dropped out of school and would be willing to share their story (good or bad) with teenagers exploring the issue.

Please call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail aphillips@steamboatpilot.com

Steamboat Today honors our military personnel

The Steamboat Pilot & Today would like to honor the men and women serving our country abroad and at home. If a member of your family is in the armed forces, we would like to feature them in the pages of the Today. Please send information about their position, where they are serving, what they are doing, and how people in Steamboat can contact them, as well as a photograph if available, to mroddy@steamboatpilot.com or drop it by our offices at 1901 Curve Plaza.

Hayden Heritage Center needs new board member

The Hayden Heritage Center museum has an open position on its board of directors. Applications are available at the Hayden Town Hall. Call Gary Stone, 276-3531, or Lydia Vaitkus at 276-7274.

CMC to host poetry

writing workshop April 9

Colorado Mountain College will host a poetry writing workshop at 7 p.m. April 9 as part of Steamboat Reads, a local celebration of National Poetry Month.

The workshop will be led by Kate Krautkramer, a writer and teacher. The evening will include readings, discussion and the opportunity to create two or three poems. For more information, call 871-3690.

Strings looking for

summer series help

Strings in the Mountains is looking for volunteers for the 16th Summer Music Festival series, which runs June through August. Volunteers are need as ushers, concession salespeople, and nightly box office assistants. Call 879-5056, ext. 103.

CMC taking submissions for 'Spilled Ink'

Colorado Mountain College is now accepting submissions for Spilled Ink, its literary and arts journal. This opportunity is open to the public.

Then deadline for submissions is Monday. Call Susan Herman, 879-6689.

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