News for Monday, October 27, 2003



The Record for Oct. 28, 2003

5:03 a.m. A vehicle was stuck in a ditch near Tree Haus along River Road. No damage was done.

Rams win tiebreaker; earn playoff trip

It only took seven plays for the Soroco Rams to earn the team's first playoff berth since 1988 on Monday in Meeker. "This is awesome," Soroco back Jack Means said after beating Plateau Valley 7-0 in a tiebreaker Monday that determined the final playoff berth from the league.

Snowmakers waiting for cold

Snowmaking crews at the Steamboat Ski Area are waiting for a cold front to come through later this week before they can return to blowing manmade snow onto trails such as Betwixt and Between. Doug Allen's crews logged their first two nights of snowmaking for the new season Friday and Saturday. Allen is the ski area's director of mountain operations.

Fight at Yampa home leads to arrests

Four people were sent to jail Friday night on suspicion of barging into a Yampa house and provoking a fight, the Routt County Sheriff's Office said. Three Yampa residents and a Toponas man are alleged to have stormed into a home on Second Street and started fighting with four men inside the house.

Cordova hearing postponed until Nov. 6

Teen convicated in school shooting seeking guardianship here

The guardianship hearing for a 16-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder has been continued until Nov. 6. Routt County residents Godelebo and Minerva Loya are seeking guardianship of their nephew, Victor Manuel Cordova Jr., who is in a New Mexico correctional facility.

Hayden School District asking for $114,000 to remove asbestos

The Hayden School District's request for $114,000 to remove old carpet and asbestos tile from its middle and high schools is the only request from Routt County that the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program will hear next week.

Tigers end season on a low note

A 14-yard touchdown pass from Keenan Bruchez to Evan Hilling with 4 minutes, 20 seconds left in the second quarter of Friday's football game in Rangely had Hayden coach Shawn Baumgartner feeling pretty good.

News in brief for Oct. 28

City Council candidate signs are being vandalized and stolen, the Steamboat Springs Police Department reported. Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing said more than 20 signs have been damaged. One candidate in particular has been targeted, but more than one candidates' signs have been harmed.

White wins award for patriotism

When Cmdr. Jane Bingham was called to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom in April, there was one thing she knew she didn't have to worry about: her full-time job in Colorado. Bingham has been a chaplain for the Navy Reserves for almost 20 years, but for the past eight years, she also has worked as a therapist and a program coordinator in Walden for Colorado West Regional Mental Health.

Fire station lot could expand

Work on a proposed fire station in Stagecoach could get closer to starting if Routt County commissioners approve today a change in the lot where the station will be built. Supporters of the station had hoped to start construction on the 6,800-square-foot facility by the end of summer and complete it by Nov. 1.

Area Web site wins award

The Web site has received national kudos for its community involvement. The Web site, which had input from more than 300 volunteers and 185 organizations, was given the Award of Excellence in Citizen Participation category by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association at the Savvy Awards.