News for Tuesday, October 28, 2003

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SLO permit OK'd; unguided ATV use isn't

Routt County commissioners renewed Steamboat Lake Outfitters' permit for operating snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle tours in an area south of Hahn's Peak.

Town advertises top job

Staff: Manager may not be replaced until March

After the Oct. 9 resignation of Hayden Town Manager Rob Straebel, the folks at Town Hall already have begun their search for his replacement. However, staff members say they may not have the position filled until March.

Tigers season ends with 46-13 loss to Panthers

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.

Briefs for Oct. 29, 2003

'Handling the holidays' to help those in grief "Handling the holidays," a free four-week program about getting through the holiday season when you are grieving the death of a loved one, is from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4-25, at the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive. Call 879-1632, Ext. 33.

Sailors to play football

Steamboat Springs football coach Mark Drake confirmed Tuesday that his varsity team will play Friday.

Chix with Stix open home season

The Chix with Stix, Steamboat Springs' top women's hockey team, opens its home season this weekend.

Our View: Something to hide?

Steamboat Springs Water Commission meetings

The commission's refusal to tape its meetings makes no sense.

Not much gray area in charter school debate

The charter school debate is an important and worthy one with intelligent arguments and knowledgeable, passionate people on both sides of the issue. This makes it all the more disappointing that the Steamboat Springs School Board, led by President Paul Fisher, feels it must distort the truth to fight against establishment of Steamboat Springs Montessori Charter School. While differing opinions are expected, there are several facts where there is no debate, no gray area, nothing open for interpretation.

ASC posts 3 percent gain

American Skiing Co. continues to lose money, however

American Skiing Co. reported Tuesday that its resort revenues grew by 3 percent, to $251.6 million, during the last fiscal year.

County eyes data management project

Keeping track of all the documents that go along with a property, such as warranties, surveys, permits, manuals and maintenance schedules, can be a job in itself.

Wixson wants back on board

George Wixson served on the Hayden School Board from 1988 to 1999, and now he wants to do it again.

Psychologist speaks at school

'Love and Logic' parenting techniques are topic of speech

Bob Kauffmann used to give his 14-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter one option when it came to doing chores or their homework: "Do it, now."

Five grant requests on program's table

While the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program will see only one grant request next week -- $114,000 from the Hayden School District -- in the current funding cycle, the program will see five grant requests totalling almost $900,000 in the upcoming cycle.

Audit reveals perceptions, solutions

The tarnished image of the Steamboat Springs School Board and administrative team is the result of a rocky relationship between a former superintendent and a principal and the manner in which policy governance is practiced in the district, according to a report from the National Schools Public Relations Association.

Battling odds

Soroco Rams to take on state's top team

Soroco football coach Gary Heide has heard the bad news about his team's next opponent.

Hunter's death a homicide

Coroner's office ruling based on witnesses' accounts, time of shooting

Routt County Coroner Dwight Murphy has ruled the Sept. 20 death of a Wisconsin hunter a homicide.