News for Thursday, October 9, 2003

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Board says rent too high

Sticker shock prevented the Oak Creek Town Board from endorsing a request by the Routt County Alternative School that it and the South Routt School District go in together on renting a large building in town. Alternative school officials proposed jointly renting the town's old parachute factory to be used for alternative school classes during the day and a town recreation center in the evenings.

Winterize your garden now

It was certainly another challenging year for gardening here in Yampa Valley. Between grasshoppers and the unrelenting heat of mid-summer, many garden plants never flowered and some just died.

Land access granted in Elk River Valley

A district judge ruled Thursday to grant owners of 850 acres north of Steamboat Springs access to their land.

Board reviews plan update

The Routt County Planning Commission suggested forming a community group to focus on one of the most controversial areas of the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan Update: growth control.

Briefs for Oct. 10, 2003

Police investigating string of stolen checks The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a string of check forgeries that affected seven businesses in town.

Residents voice top picks

Skate park, Frisbee golf big choices for Bear River Parcel

Residents attending a community meeting on the Bear River Parcel said they still want to see a skate park and questioned plans to realign the river running through the parcel.

Only one contested race

South Routt School Board guaranteed one new member

The seven-member South Routt School District Board of Education is guaranteed at least one new member come November, when voters will shuffle into booths and punch their selections in five races.

River Creek Park slated for changes

The city is seeking bids for initial improvements to a heavily used Yampa River access point in its recently named River Creek Park.

Panthers next step for Rams

The importance of tonight's Soroco football game against Rangely is magnified by the teams' league standings.

Sailors wrap up home season

This season hasn't been about records for coach Wendy Hall. What Hall wants from her Steamboat Springs volleyball team is a high level of play, especially in the final home matches of the year.

Drivers License Bureau to begin limited hours

Office closed Sept. 26 after its only employee resigned, will now be open Wednesdays only

For the next few months, and possibly longer, getting a new driver's license will require careful timing or a 45-minute trip to Craig.

Swinging ahead

Eight Sailors alive in playbacks of state tourney

Although none of the 11 players Steamboat Springs sent to the Class 4A boys state tennis tournament advanced to today's semi-final round, the three team points the Sailors scored Thursday are three more than they earned in 2002.

Demons, Sailors to square off

A season full of promise has turned into another season of bad breaks and close calls for the Glenwood Springs football team. But coach Craig Denney, a polite and well-spoken teacher, said he remains positive.