News for Wednesday, August 4, 2004

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Wine festival begins Friday

More than 1,000 people and 300 to 400 types of wine are expected to descend on town for the inaugural Steamboat Wine Festival, which begins tonight.

Rain doesn't hinder de Wardt

Think of your worst rainy-day driving experience and multiply it by five. Racecar driver Winston de Wardt said that is the only way he can compare racing in the rain to driving in it with a regular road car.

County buoyed by study

In five years, Routt County's offices will have grown to almost fill the space available in its downtown campus -- assuming court facilities have been moved off site. If the courts moved to a new justice center downtown, the county would come up a few thousand square feet short in five years.

Candidate stresses water issue

Water is the most important issue in the race to replace Rep. Scott McInnis in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, Republican candidate and state Rep. Matt Smith said at a Routt County Republicans meeting Wednesday.

School Board tables teacher pay raises

Steamboat Springs School District teachers and support staff will have to wait another week and a half for their raises to be approved by the School Board.

Planners get final look at updated regs

The Routt County Regional Planning Commission will take what should be its final look at updated zoning and subdivision regulations tonight.

Bus center cost puts projects on hold

A higher-than-expected bid for the expansion of the Steamboat Springs Transit Center will cause the city to look for alternative funding for rehabilitating the Craig regional transit center and delay purchasing a bus.

Club aims high

Steamboat Springs shooter Pete Schroeder compares sporting clays to golf with a shotgun.

Fund Board eyes changes

Five months have passed since a bill threatening the Steamboat Springs School District's half-cent sales tax was defeated in the Colorado General Assembly's House Education Committee.

Young Perry-Mansfield campers share their talent

Students at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp are spreading their wings on stage at the Julie Harris Theatre during the next two evenings.