News for Friday, September 19, 2003

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Yampa Valley Partners will host Regional Leadership Summit

One way to ensure the Yampa Valley maintains a high quality of life is to measure community indicators -- education scores, average wages and poverty levels, for example -- and use them to make good decisions.

News in Brief for Sept. 20, 2003

Construction prohibits dogs, strollers at race Because of construction taking place on the Yampa River Core Trail, dogs, strollers and bicycles will not be allowed in Sunday's Pilot & Today Run for Literacy 5K run and race-walk. New concrete has just been poured at the west end of the trail and it is closed to public use until Sept. 30. While the trail will be opened temporarily for Run for Literacy competitors, traveling over the freshly poured concrete in anything but rubber-soled shoes will not be allowed because of the damage it can cause. The First Impressions Tot Trot will remain open to dogs and strollers. Race-day registration for the 5K run and race-walk and seven-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pilot & Today building. Races begin at 9:30 a.m.

Xcel seeks competition

Seneca Coal supply in question; Xcel looking for alternatives

Xcel Energy, the company that owns the Hayden Station power plant, is making changes that could affect the people that it serves, including Yampa Valley Electric Association customers.

Salazar visits Steamboat to promote ElderWatch

Attorney general says an ounce of elder fraud prevention is worth many pounds of cure

In the fight against financial exploitation of seniors, Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar said the state needs better laws and must do a better job of enforcing them while also working to prevent elder fraud.

Moose is Loose golf tourney to help WSC

The idea was born 28 years ago in an effort by former Olympic skier Jim "Moose" Barrows to make sure that every child in Steamboat Springs had a chance to be a part of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Will play for food

Sailors aim to earn steak dinner with passing yards

If the Steamboat Springs offense throws for more than 1,500 yards this season, the linemen each receive a steak dinner.

Tigers travel to Collbran today

Hayden High School football coach Shawn Baumgartner is in good spirits.

Homecoming week begins

Oak Creek kicks off events with parade

On Friday afternoon, Oak Creek's Main Street will close to make room for a line of students and residents marching in Soroco High School's Homecoming Spirit Parade.

Woman douses fire the old-fashioned way

Fire chief's mom pours buckets of water onto burning cabin

The 5-gallon buckets of rainwater Sandy Wisecup was storing for her chickens came in handy Friday morning when she used them to douse a fire burning in the corner of her cabin.