News for Thursday, October 16, 2003

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Officials suggest alternate plant site

P'burg to build water treatment plant

Routt County officials are a step closer to pursuing negotiations on an alternate piece of land on which to build the new water treatment plant in Phippsburg.

Land swap talk

Hayden board may support exchange

It does not appear that Citizens to Save Our Public Lands will receive a letter of support from the Hayden Town Board, but the Emerald Mountain Partnership might.

Bands come out to play

Bill, the Boys and Sheep hit Levelz tonight

The band mates' conversation was peppered with references to "when we get to Texas."

Wolf Den to Comedy Den

The Wolf Den Tavern closed for good in the first week of September without so much as a flier or a drink special, but Steamboat Springs works as fast as a waiter clearing and resetting a table between guests.

Frank Bradley gives in to his fate

If ever a man was denying his fate, it was Frank Bradley. In his garage were two potter wheels and a kiln, but no clay and no muddy hands turning that clay into art.

Routt showdown promises emotion

Hayden football coach Shawn Baumgartner is expecting plenty of emotion and intensity in tonight's homecoming game against Soroco -- but not a lot of surprises.

Sailors, Bears match-up almost equal

Football games will not get any bigger in Steamboat than tonight's match-up between the Steamboat Springs Sailors and the Rifle Bears.

Tigers aim for high-level finish

As far as the Hayden volleyball team is concerned, whatever happened in August or September or even early October is of little importance.

Possible grave robbery investigated

A possible grave robbery is being investigated by the Routt County Sheriff's Department.

Briefs for Oct. 17, 2003

Yampa water, sewer rates likely to increase Yampa residents likely will see an increase to base water and sewer rates beginning next January.

Let them entertain me

If the ego of a town is the economy and the landscape is the super ego, then local music is the id.

Reconstruction of kayakers' D-Hole is under way

Recreation Engineering and Planning and Native Excavating work to put it back together

The "D" in D-Hole stood for "disappointment" last June. Now, steps are being taken to make things right with one of Steamboat Springs' most promising new kayak play holes.

De-Brucing water funds

Referendum 4A supporters: Protect water rights

Protecting the water rights of Western Slope residents and making sure the area has an adequate water supply are two benefits that could come from voter approval of Referendum 4A, supporters say.

Opera coming to Steamboat

Denver-based Central City Opera will bring its "Opera in the Rockies" tour to Steamboat Springs on Sunday. It will be a chance for opera fans to get a sneak peek at the company's season as performers sing scenes from every opera on the winter schedule -- "Tales of Hoffman," "The Student Prince," "The Juggler of Notre Dame" and "Vanessa."

Refuse to lose

Steamboat soccer team overcomes Greeley Central

The Steamboat Springs soccer team believed it was one of Colorado's top 16 teams heading into its regional game against Greeley Central.

Catch Jyemo's vibe

The 70s funk sounds of Jyemo bring thoughts of the musical "Hair." Their music sounds like Afros and bell-bottoms and big statements about life and society.

Brief Points for Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 24 is Bust of Steamboat The Bust of Steamboat -- a fund-raiser to benefit the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in Routt and Moffat counties -- will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Thirty-five artists designed bras for auction at the fund-raiser. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased in advance. Tickets are on sale at Comcast in Sundance Plaza and at the Mount Werner Sinclair station.