News for Tuesday, October 21, 2003

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Drake forced out

School Board won't offer longtime coach another contract

Mark Drake is being forced out as head football coach at Steamboat Springs High School after 35 years with the Sailors, his attorney said Tuesday.

Sailor soccer squad heads to Mullen for playoffs

The Steamboat Springs soccer team will take the next step toward a state title when it travels to Mullen to take on the playoff-proven Mustangs.

Steamboat Snow Club talks parking

The Steamboat Lake Snow Club met with Routt County commissioners Monday to discuss increasing parking -- and parking enforcement -- for winter recreation in North Routt.

Lockhart building torn down

A Lincoln Avenue landmark disappeared from the scene Tuesday when the Lockhart Auction & Realty building was torn down.

City retains water attorney

Council hires Glenn Porzak to file for recreational water rights

The Steamboat Springs City Council hired a lawyer Tuesday in its quest to file recreational water rights by the end of the year.

Our View: Half-hearted as bad as none

There's no doubt that the restrictions the Gallagher Amendment places upon property tax collections have contributed to the fiscal crises the state of Colorado has faced in the past couple of years. Because of those crises, it is reasonable for lawmakers to call into question the 21-year-old amendment and propose reforms.

Letter to the editor for Oct. 22, 2003

Board speaks Over the past few months, much has been made of the Steamboat Springs School Board's decision to deny an application for a Montessori Charter School. Therefore, in an effort to inform the public, we would like to explain why we, the members of the Steamboat Springs School Board continue to deny the creation of a Montessori Charter School.

Briefs for Oct. 22, 2003

Rape investigation being handled by Routt, Summit An alleged sexual assault reported to the Hayden Police Department last week is now under joint investigation by the Routt County Sheriff's Office and the Summit County Sheriff's Office, said Routt County Sheriff's Office public information officer Ken Klinger.

Town Talk for Oct. 22, 2003

Idaho adventure Darlene Rolando and Sid Harper traveled to Paul, Idaho, to see Darlene's mother, Snooks Barber, and to help her celebrate her 93rd birthday.

Water vote may be reversed

A resolution passed last month to allow county residents to tap into town water mains may not serve any purpose at all.

Cafe caters to cowgirls and commuters

Lori Brazelton is a self-described coffee snob. She drinks it, loves it and now she serves it.

County hears health plans

Employee health insurance could cost Routt County about $350,000 less next year than it did this year if the county switches to a new provider.

Fund-raiser held to repair D-holes

Tonight, Paddler Magazine and Friends of the Yampa are asking people to come out and get their old-timey, bluegrass, river-lovin' groove on -- all for a good cause.

Counting pennies makes sense, gives scholarship

Group from GrandKids Child Care Center involved in 'I Cent a Student to College'

Money may be a hard-to-grasp concept for most preschoolers and kindergartners, but it appears giving is not.

Local couple wants custody

Aunt, uncle want guardianship of 15-year-old murderer

A 15-year-old boy who opened fire in a crowded school hallway in 1999, killing a classmate, may be transferred to the guardianship of an aunt and uncle who live in Routt County.

Ready to rally

Lady Sailors prepare for districts

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team wrapped up its regular season during the weekend with a four-set loss to Glenwood Springs and a four-set win against Rifle.