News for Tuesday, November 18, 2003

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Man was electrocuted Monday

A man who was hunting alone in the Hayden area was electrocuted Monday when lightning struck his rifle, Solandt Medical Clinic Nurse Debbie Doolin said.

S. Routt welcomes members to board

The South Routt School District said goodbye to a two-term School Board member and welcomed back four incumbents and one new member at Thursday's board meeting.

Three restaurants

Judy Copeland loves to eat chicken fried chicken, especially when it is prepared at The Food Mill in Hayden. She and her husband, Ted, eat at The Food Mill twice a week on average, she said.

More firefighters for city?

The second reading of the 2004 budget passed Tuesday night, but not before one council member asked if $210,000 should be added for six additional firefighters and EMS personnel.

Tamarisk eradication seminar

Nature Conservancy hosts program on water-robbing plants

When an area botanist stumbled on a Tamarisk plant at Pearl Lake State Park last summer, Matt Custer knew it was time to take action.

Florence to bring strong game

Huskies have two losses, but they're also the defending state champs

Steamboat Springs defeated D'Evelyn, which beat Alamosa, which upended Florence, which means Steamboat should beat Florence, right?

Housing authority deal OK'd

Intergovernmental agreement represents more than a year's work

The Steamboat Springs City Council and Routt County commissioners unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement establishing a multijurisdictional housing authority.

Happenings for Wednesday, Nov. 19

WEDNESDAY n A Peripheral-Neuropathy support group meeting is at 3 p.m. in Conference Room 3 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Call Kathleen Kelly 871-4696.

Leslie Ryan: We must all care

In recent weeks, the Off the Beaten Path Bookstore deck has been vandalized.

Extension office ends successful year

From fighting grasshoppers to organizing 4-H programs, the Routt County Extension Office has had a successful year.

Thanksgiving Day volunteer cooks are needed

What would Thanksgiving be without green beans baked in cream of mushroom soup?

Rep. John Salazar to stop in Steamboat

First-term state Rep. John Salazar will stop by Steamboat Springs today to announce his candidacy for the Colorado's Third Congressional District.

Our View: Punished for following state law

The state of Colorado's rules regarding Adequate Yearly Progress for schools and school districts are conflicting and should be changed.

Karen Tait: Sorry, coach Drake

With regret, I belatedly read the stories and controversy surrounding coach Mark Drake.

Board seeks enlargement of Wolford

The Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District has agreed to pursue a second enlargement to Wolford Mountain Reservoir. The board's proposal calls for raising the height of the dam's spillway up to an additional 6 feet to increase the reservoir's storage capacity by 9,775 acre-feet.

Log furniture an eye-catcher

Karen and Craig Tomke's log furniture store at 108 S. Walnut St. has done well since opening in July, attracting the eyes of many drivers along U.S. Highway 40.

Schools could get $10K boost

The Hayden School District could get a $10,000 financial boost if the School Board approves an offer from Pepsi.

Adult winter leagues big news

With nearly 900 athletes coming out to play basketball, indoor soccer and volleyball last winter, the gyms in Steamboat Springs were hot spots for adult recreation.

Sales tax receipts still lag

But building use taxes are up

City sales tax receipts in September were down 0.16 percent from September 2002, the city of Steamboat Springs reported.

Hayden, Oak Creek support search

Towns back proposed housing authority's quest for funds

The towns of Hayden and Oak Creek have expressed support for a $159,000 energy impact grant to help fund startup costs for the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.

Boys team puts 'D' first

The Hayden High School boys basketball team knows the drill. The players know the system, and for these reasons, coach Shawn Baumgartner said, the Tigers will be a much-improved team this year.

Craft bazaar to benefit scholarships

The Rocking "A" Craft Bazaar again will feature bowling with turkeys.

Girls basketball team gets aggressive

The Hayden High School girls basketball team is learning to minimize mistakes.

Review committee to form

Town Board will form group to help choose town manager

Hayden has received 18 applications for its open town manager position, Town Clerk Lisa Johnston said.

Briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 19

4-H Achievement Night starts 4 p.m. Saturday The Routt County 4-H Achievement Night will start at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. It is open to the public.

The Record for Wednesday, Nov. 19

Monday, Nov. 17 3:05 a.m. A vehicle reportedly was parked illegally in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. A person was found sleeping inside.