News for Monday, September 22, 2003

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'Self Help' celebration scheduled for Sept. 30 The United States Department of Agriculture, the Regional Affordable Living Foundation and the Rural Community Assistance Corporation will hold a "Self Help" celebration at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at West End Village. The celebration is in recognition of a $388,750 grant awarded to Mutual Self Help, an affordable housing program in which people build their own houses. The Mutual Self Help Program is new to the community and will provide technical assistance for 24 houses in 24 months. The check will be presented at the site of the first seven houses that are to be built by the first group of families.

YVRA misses grant

Funds would have added air service

Yampa Valley Regional Airport missed out on a federal grant that officials hoped to put toward new off-season air service and improvements at the terminal.

City Council to debate firearms ordinance

Steamboat Springs City Council could make it legal again to carry firearms on sidewalks, streets and private property within the city.

Education Fund Board terms extended

The terms of more than a dozen Education Fund Board members and members of the Fund Board's three commissions have been extended through November as the Steamboat Springs Board of Education and the Fund Board look for a way to stagger future terms.

League leaders

Sailors, Huskies in race for title

The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team is off to one of its best starts ever.

Rams give No. 2 Cowboys a scare

Shortly after Meeker running back Sean O'Brien stormed into the end zone for the Cowboys' second touchdown of the first quarter Friday night, Soroco coach Gary Heide called his players to the sideline.

Crashes don't hinder rally

Cog races looking to expand in future

Even with several crashes at last weekend's Colorado Cog Rally race in Routt County, organizers said the competition went smoothly and that they would like to see an expanded race next year.

Man dies in hunting mishap

Sheriff's Office: Lifelong friend mistakenly shot Gerald Holverson

A 44-year-old Wisconsin hunter died Saturday morning in what the Routt County Sheriff's Office said was an accidental shooting.

Men sentenced for growing marijuana

The Denver Federal Court sentenced two Steamboat Springs men to prison for growing marijuana in their condominium.

Phippsburg water gets funding

Colorado Department of Local Affairs awards money to water facility

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs has awarded an additional $102,000 in grant funding and an additional $92,500 in loans to the county to fund improvements to the Phippsburg water supply and treatment facility.