News for Sunday, October 5, 2003

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School Board: Loomis' path clear to District 5 seat

With his path to a seat on the Steamboat Springs Board of Education already clear, uncontested candidate Michael Loomis doesn't have to worry about Election Day results.

17 file against Yampa water rights

Opposition from 17 entities or individuals has been filed for a $5 million sale of Yampa River water use rights to Eagle County water suppliers. The water, which could serve up to 10,000 people in the Vail Valley and Eagle County, would come from leftovers of irrigation water from the Yampa River used by Toponas rancher Kirk Shiner of Flattops Water Company.

Referendum A would fund water projects

Officials on Western Slope leery of measure

When state legislation was presented in January to provide relief during dry years, Sen. Jack Taylor studied it carefully.

Amendment 33 splits county

Is initiative about promoting tourism or expanding gambling?

Judging by the campaign advertisements, a voter might think the supporters and opponents of Colorado's Amendment 33 are talking about two different ballot questions.

Plan update meeting is this week

Residents will have their first shot at weighing in on the final draft of the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan Update Wednesday. In the final draft phase of the plan -- a plan the community has worked on for more than a year --the city will hold a community meeting to discuss the plan Wednesday night.

The record for Oct. 6, 2003

1:25 a.m. Foot patrol was requested in downtown Steamboat Springs.

News in brief for Oct. 6, 2003

Heeling Friends, Yampa Valley Medical Center's pet visitation program, will hold a fall recruitment drive for new dog-handler teams from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Call 871-0021.

Area update called rushed

County planning commissioners want more time

Routt County planning commissioners' initial comments about the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan Update had one common word: rushed. "I felt the whole process rushed," Routt County Planning Commissioner Ken Brenner said at last Thursday night's board meeting.

School Board: Kelly, Troeger vie for District 2 seat

With one month remaining until Election Day, only one thing is certain in the battle for the Steamboat Springs Board of Education's District 2 seat: It will be the winner's first time on the School Board.

Tom Ross: Life with Arnold

My friend, Alvin, a wildlife biologist, just returned from 18 months spent hunting for a new species of lemurs in Madagascar. During that time, he was almost completely shut off from news of the outside world. He had learned of the war in Iraq, but very little else. Naturally, he was starved for current events and asked me to bring him up to date.

School Board: 2 challenge Pat Gleason in District 4

Steamboat Springs School Board incumbent Pat Gleason seeks his first election to the School Board next month, when he will face challengers Jerry Kozatch and Robin Crossan for the right to represent District 4.