News for Wednesday, October 8, 2003

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Graffiti gab

Area artists tell their perceptions of recent vandalism

The fliers started going up all over town several weeks ago. There were no words or loud announcements of message or purpose. As the number of fliers doubled and tripled and spread across town, police and residents started to notice. Routt County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

Briefs for Oct. 9, 2003

Jeffery Kyle Rigdon, a 34-year-old Breckenridge man charged with two counts of fourth-degree arson, was released from the Routt County Jail on Wednesday on a personal recognizance bond.

Four ways to escape boredom

Anyone who has ever lived in a large city knows that it is very uncool to stick around for the summer. If you can, you head for the coast or the islands or the lake house or just elsewhere. Except, of course, for the working saps, who stick around, pecking away toward their two-week vacations.

Brief Points for Oct. 10, 2003

CMC club hosts haunted dorm The Colorado Mountain College SKY Club will present the fifth annual "Monson Chamber of Horror" haunted dormitory on the CMC campus from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.

Residents look at plan

Growth management, well-defined vision statement discussed

Growth management and a more well-defined vision statement were the two most heavily discussed items at Wednesday's forum on the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan Update.

State tennis tourney begins

The 2003 Class 4A State Tennis Tournament opens today at Pueblo City Park, and every varsity member of the Steamboat Springs boys team will play there. Strong performances at last weekend's regional tournament earned each player the chance to compete for a state title.

Board to hear proposals

Alternative school outgrowing its space, may need to move

The Routt County Alternative School is starting to outgrow its two-room, downtown location.

Foundation reaches $2 million mark

In increments of $2,000 and $3,000, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation has given away $2 million in Routt and Moffat counties, with almost $10 million waiting in the wings to be given away in the distant future.

Students study roadkill

Fifth-graders learn about community mapping

The Critter Control Project was one thing Barb Paulekas just couldn't leave behind when she decided to transfer from the Hayden School District to Steamboat Springs this year.

Break language barriers

Spanish speakers, learners meet for conversation Thursday

Every Thursday, a group meets in the small back room of Epilogue Book Co. to practice Spanish or to learn English. The group was started by Summer Laws after she moved back to the states from Mexico.

Dance by the light

Cha cha, salsa lessons offered Wednesdays

Beginning this summer, Robin Getter has hosted a Latin Night every Wednesday in her studio on 11th Street. In walked Colombians, Brazilians, Hondurans and Mexicans.

Sailors' big test

Steamboat soccer has 2 games left on road to title

With just two games left in the regular-season, Steamboat soccer coach Rob Bohlmann is trying not to worry about a league title that seems just out of the Sailors' reach.

Johnson brothers sentenced to 44 days

Two South Routt brothers charged with theft of camping gear and illegal fishing were sentenced to 44 days in jail and one-year unsupervised probation.

Depression screenings today

On the outside, Carol Gordon looked happy. She was cheerful, responsible, a team player. But when she left the structure of the working world for wide-open weekends or vacations, her mood fell apart.