News for Monday, September 8, 2003

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Police department to respond to residents' criticism at meeting

Steamboat Springs Director of Public Safety Services J.D. Hays will respond tonight to complaints by a group of residents about law enforcement tactics and conduct.

District audit report expected

School Board undecided on how to disseminate information

At least $10,000 and months of planning went into the communications audit of the Steamboat Springs School District, not to mention the time nearly 200 community members and district stakeholders spent in small focus groups with a National Public School Relations Association representative.

Steamboat Ski Area is No. 5

Resort moves up from sixth in SKI Magazine rankings

The Steamboat Ski Area is the No. 5-ranked ski resort in North America, according to SKI Magazine's 16th Annual Top 60 Resort Guide, which hits newsstands next week.

Board decides to keep 4S money

The Hayden Town Board decided Thursday not to release $61,490 provided by 4S Development for use in the impact study of the proposed 900-acre Sunburst Ranch development.

Boucher, Simms win city golf titles

By the time the storm clouds had parted Sunday, Steamboat Springs had two new citywide golf champions.

Building fees may increase

Permit costs would help cover Regional Building expenses

Building fees could increase by 11 percent across the board to help pay for the county's Regional Building Department's increased expenditures.

Two injured in Colo. 131 rollover

One man was severely injured early Monday when he drove his truck off the road along Colorado Highway 131.

Boggs killer: Counsel was ineffective

Michael Backus, convicted in 1995, wants his sentence overturned

A man serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Gerald Boggs is seeking to have that sentence set aside, arguing his defense counsel was ineffective.

Tigers host Eagles in league opener

Tiger fans, bring the stadium chairs to the game Saturday. It could be a long one. Paonia and Hayden coaches say this will be an evenly matched game and agree staying mentally sharp will be the deciding factor in the outcome.

Makeover begins at West Routt Housing

Sections of walls in the three-building senior housing complex have been slowly rotting during the past 30 years, but now something is being done about it.

Club 20 passes health care resolution

Club 20's board of directors tackled health care in Western Colorado at a meeting Friday.

Meadows developer hopeful

Developer Paul Flood is ready to get started on his new subdivision. After several meetings with the Hayden Planning Commission, Flood said he thinks he will get approval of his preliminary plat for the 30-lot Meadows Subdivision.

News in brief

Council to hear revised Wildhorse plan

The commercial center that developer Whitney Ward will bring before the Steamboat Springs City Council tonight is a much-revised version from the one Ward offered 15 months ago.