News for Monday, August 9, 2004

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Children's chorus assists notable performer

Norman Foote got his musical start on a guitar from the Sears catalog. He got his sense of humor from the fate of his given name: Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote. Born with a name like that, Foote said, he was forced to develop a sense of humor at an early age -- and by the time he turned 20, he was pursuing comic theater full time.

Rescued man still at YVMC

A man who spent three nights in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forrest was in fair condition Monday at the Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Candidates report spending

More than $3,100 has been donated to the campaigns of four Republican candidates for two county commissioner seats.

Columnist to discuss election

The increasingly popular Seminars at Steamboat lecture series continues this week with an appearance by a nationally syndicated political columnist and award-winning author.

Every vote counts in primary

The primary election is today, and Routt County Clerk Kay Weinland has one message for residents: "Don't forget to vote."

State budget talk Wednesday

With a ballooning deficit, no proposed solutions to the budget crisis on the November ballot and the strictest limits on taxation in the country, Colorado faces a stiff challenge in funding social services.

Future of river on the table

The last of four meetings in Northwest Colorado called to explore ways in which the state can meet its future water needs will take place Wednesday afternoon and evening at Howelsen Hill's Olympian Hall. The public is welcome at all of the sessions.

Regatta a sailors' favorite

When last year's Steamboat Scowboy Regatta came to a close, the first thing most of the participants wanted to do was rent a cabin so that they could take part in this year's event.