News for Tuesday, November 11, 2003



Driver's license office hours too short for residents

The Steamboat Springs driver's license office was packed Wednesday. People took every chair, perched on the windowsill and even sat on the floor while waiting in line to talk to the office's one temporary employee, on the one day a week the office is now open.

Briefs for Nov. 13, 2003

United Way reaches halfway mark of $400,000 Routt County United Way has reached the halfway mark of its annual campaign goal of $400,000.

The Record for Nov. 13, 2003

Tuesday, Nov. 11 6:54 a.m. Complaints were made that trucks were idling at a business in the 1100 block of 13th Street. The noise violated a city ordinance.

Parent cranes stick with offspring

The first call came about a month ago. A worker from Xcel Energy was driving past Yampa Valley Regional Airport and saw a sandhill crane that seemed hurt in a nearby field.

English riding lessons in full swing

When she was about 8 years old, Tammie Delaney rode her horse around the Perry-Mansfield riding arena in Becky Thayer's English riding class. Now Delaney's children, Millie, 6, and Liam, 8, are enrolled in Thayer's riding class.

Our view: Pioneers should look to future

We applaud the residents of Routt County for understanding the importance of preserving our heritage and approving Referendum 1A, the 0.3-mill property tax to support museums and historical organizations in Routt County.

Happenings for Nov. 13, 2003

n Preschool story hour is at 10 a.m. at Hayden Public Library. Call 276-3777.

News in Brief for Nov. 12, 2003

Kaleidoscope accepting after-school registration Kaleidoscope Art Exploration for Kids is accepting registration for after-school and school-break art workshops for children ages 6 to 12. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council for dates, times and additional information at 879-9008.

Strong to head council

Split pro-tempore vote harkens of things to come

The Steamboat Springs City Council appointed its new president with little discussion and a unanimous vote Tuesday, but its split vote in naming a new second-in-command testified to new, post-election divisions.

Veterans reflect on holiday at Steamboat VFW

Many talked of the importance of Veterans Day, honoring those who've served

Steamboat Springs rancher and Vietnam veteran Jim Stanko was weary when he walked to the mailbox. He reached inside and pulled out the envelope containing the letter explaining that he would be shipping off for Vietnam as part of the Marine Corps draft. His son was 1 month old.

Phippsburg system going to bid again

Construction to improve the Phippsburg water system will go to bid again, a step that potentially could result in a lower price for the delayed project.

Kathy Connell: My apologies

Dear Sound Off participants, I am writing to you in response to Christine Metz's article of Nov. 5, 2003, and your subsequent reactions via Sound Off.

Loveland planner may be given more work

Tim Katers will be in Hayden on Thursday to update the Planning Commission on the progress of several projects he is working on and to discuss providing assistance that may be needed with other planning efforts in town.

Ladies first

Chix with Stix net first win

The Steamboat Chix with Stix picked up its first win of the season, defeating the visiting Denver Bandits on Saturday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

Winter sports seasons begin Thursday

The Steamboat Springs High School ski season is under way, but official practices for the remaining winter sports in Routt County begin Thursday.

Justice center going blond

Plans for the exterior of the new justice center are not finished, but the building likely will have blond brick and look similar to the Routt County Jail.

The Record for Nov. 12, 2003

Monday, Nov. 10 9:58 a.m. A license plate reportedly was taken from a rental car and was reported to the sheriff's office.

Pay plan to be analyzed

School district looks to pay teachers based on performance

Steamboat Springs School District officials hope an outside analysis will provide the district a clearer picture of how the Knowledge and Skills-Based Pay plan will impact its budget.

Knowledge Bowl team finishes second

Just a few months removed from its sixth-place finish in a state tournament last spring, the Steamboat Springs High School Knowledge Bowl team placed second in its first meet of the season.

Housing tackled in Steamboat area plan

The housing section of the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan received the most attention during Tuesday's joint meeting with the City Council and City Planning Commission.

Happenings for Nov. 12, 2003

WEDNESDAY n Yampatika's Wee Naturalist program for children ages 3 to 5 meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Yampatika, 925 Weiss Drive. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Price includes snack and juice. Call 871-9151.