News for Tuesday, November 4, 2003

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Heritage Center boosted

Hayden votes down measure, but it still passes

The Hayden Heritage Center will get much-needed improvements, thanks to the Routt County voters who approved Referendum 1A.

County residents back museum tax

The promise of free admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum didn't hurt.

November race will have runners Cold to Core

Colorado Mountain College freshman Joey Tarbill isn't trying to hide the fact that the running event he has planned for November may require a few extra layers.

Local voters in step with state

Routt County voters issued a resounding "No" to a trio of disparate statewide ballot issues Tuesday, echoing the measures' overwhelming defeat on a statewide basis.

Happenings for Nov. 5, 2003

WEDNESDAY n Hayden High School's parent-Teacher conferences are from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday. Call 276-3761.

Sailors host state

Sterling coming to town for opening round

Steamboat Springs will host Sterling in the opening round of the Class 3A state football playoffs, and if the Sailors win, they could host a second-round game, as well.

Hiker disoriented by storm

Todd Pollert, 37, forced to spend night in the elements

Monday's winter storm forced a 37-year-old Steamboat hiker to spend the night in the elements, unable to get back to his base camp.

Man walks into YVRA with handgun

A 20-year-old man walked into Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Monday afternoon unknowingly carrying a handgun in his knapsack, Hayden Police Chief Jody Lenahan said.

Hot Shots more than salon

Karen Richmond has been working in beauty salons for the past 11 years, but now she said, "I'm ready to play in my own sandbox."

Troeger defeats Kelly in District 2 race

Steamboat Springs resident Jeff Troeger has been a professor at Colorado Mountain College for 20 years, and after winning Tuesday night's election, the longtime educator will bring that experience to the Steamboat Springs School Board.

Camilletti takes Hayden seat

Hayden School Board member Jody Camilletti will return for another four-year term after edging former School Board member George Wixson by 30 votes in Tuesday's election.

Gneiser wins spot on Soroco board

Phippsburg resident and South Routt School District School Board incumbent Kevin Gneiser beat close friend Clyde Iacovetto to win another term on the board.

Water conservation measure failed

Voters in the 15-county Colorado River Water Conservation District turned down a measure to protect the river's mill levy from further cuts, although some headwater counties supported the measure.

Dellinger leads Romberg in unfinished race

With five votes unofficially separating Susan Dellinger and incumbent G.H. "Bud" Romberg and 39 provisional ballots left to verify, the race for the District I City Council seat continues.

Gleason easily takes District 4 seat

Incumbent Pat Gleason cruised to an easy victory in a three-way race for the Steamboat Springs School Board's District 4 seat.

News in brief for Nov. 5

Man walks into regional airport with handgun A 20-year-old man walked into Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Monday afternoon unknowingly carrying a handgun in his knapsack, Hayden Police Chief Jody Lenahan said.

Rainforests win protection

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance to ban the use of rainforest wood in construction projects completed within the city of Steamboat Springs.

Cynthia Corson Fletcher: A good man

My family has known the Drake family for nearly 20 years. We are friends.

Meadow Green residents OK LID

Residents of the Meadow Green subdivision in Stagecoach approved a system of paying for a sewer and water system that involves county-issued bonds.

Judy Copeland: Reconsider Drake

I would respectfully request that the people responsible for the forced departure of Steamboat Springs High School football coach Mark Drake reconsider their action.

Voters return Brenner to City Council

Former Steamboat Springs City Councilman Ken Brenner was returned to the council Tuesday, winning a three-way race that was the most expensive local election.

Camilletti edges Wixson by 30 votes

Hayden School Board member Jody Camilletti will return for another four-year term after edging former School Board member George Wixson by 30 votes in Tuesday's election.

Voters say nay to 2A

City voters turned down a property tax dedicated to fire and ambulance services for the second year in a row.

The Record for Nov. 5, 2003

Monday, Nov. 3 1:01 p.m. A gas skip was reported at Kum & Go. The incident is under investigation.

Kelsey Draper: Drake had impact

I want it to be known the tremendous impact coach Mark Drake has had on the countless young men whose lives he has touched.

Water rates may rise

Increase would help balance budget

The combination of water being lost through old, corroded pipes and money being lost through old, corroded water meters drains money from the town of Hayden every day, Town Manager Rob Straebel said.

District investigating allegations against Drake

Attorney: Coach asks that unsubstantiated claims be removed from his file

Resigning Steamboat Springs High School football coach Mark Drake has asked the school district to remove unsubstantiated allegations from his personnel file, his attorney said Tuesday.

County prioritizes grant requests

The town of Oak Creek's grant request for a water system improvement project will be at the top of Routt County's list when the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program state advisory committee meets early next year.

News in brief for Nov. 5, 2003

Man walks into regional airport with handgun A 20-year-old man walked into Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Monday afternoon unknowingly carrying a handgun in his knapsack, Hayden Police Chief Jody Lenahan said.

Voters support School Board's stand on Montessori

Victory is often in the eye of the beholder.

Our View: City needs better tax plan

If at first you don't succeed, tweak the plan and try again. If you fail twice, it's time to scrap the plan and start over.