News for Tuesday, August 17, 2004



Briefs for Aug. 18

Police investigating possible sex assault case

Collaboration key to change

School Board, district staff say work, cooperation necessary

Years of work and cooperation between the Steamboat Springs School Board and district staff are necessary to implement numerous recommendations made in a curriculum-management audit of the school district, board members and district officials said Monday.

Council debates Steamboat airport

During a review of the Steamboat Springs Airport on Tuesday night, some council members asked for a philosophical discussion on whether the airport should remain open.

Council supports lodging proposal

A 2 percent lodging tax to pay for airline guarantees got initial support from the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night.

Buff Pass Climb to challenge bicyclists

Tonight's Town Challenge mountain bike race includes no tricky corners, single track or technical descents. Once riders depart the start line, they only thing they need to focus on is getting themselves and their bikes up a seemingly never-ending hill.

Contest begins for fair queen hopefuls

For the next five days, all eyes, especially the eyes of the Routt County Fair Board members, will be on fair queen hopefuls Cortni Denning, Kylie Hawes and Kimberlie Williamson.

Lodwick, Spillane finish 1-2

Steamboat Springs' Todd Lodwick shook off the frustration of being disqualified about 40 hours earlier and came back Sunday to win the second Nordic combined Summer Grand Prix event. Teammate Johnny Spillane, also of Steamboat, finished a whisker behind in second place.

Our View: Fair has something for everyone

Whether you've been to more fairs than a 4-H parent or you've never seen a steer in your life, a trip to Hayden should be on your must-do list this week.

Girls vying for crown

Routt County fair queen to be named Sunday

For the next five days, all eyes, especially the eyes of the Routt County Fair Board, will be on fair queen hopefuls Cortni Denning, Kylie Hawes and Kimberlie Williamson.

Houston flight will return

Yampa Valley Regional Airport lands busiest July in five years

United Express and Continental Airlines combined last month to lift Yampa Valley Regional Airport to its busiest July in five years. The two airlines brought 4,824 passengers to the airport on planes that typically were at least three-quarters full.

Hayden weighs Triple Crown

Whether in liquor stores, T-shirt shops, grocery aisles or condominium units, the money Triple Crown softball and baseball players pump into Steamboat Springs' economy is readily apparent.

Cyclists headed to Utah

Winter Sports Club squad competing at junior nationals

Bo Randolph, Derek Nickum and Marsh Gooding have proven themselves on the ski slopes.

Community bands together to help Scott Rouse

For three years, Scott Rouse, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, depended on his Ford Taurus for trips to his doctor's office in Steamboat Springs and shopping trips to Kmart and other stores in Craig.

Town Board to look at revitalization plan

The Hayden Town Board on Thursday will consider creating plans for downtown business development as well as parks, trails and open space.

Hayden Community Calendar

Free consultations for age-related vision loss will be offered at noon Thursday at the American Legion Hall. Call 736-2412.

Hayden School Board to review CSAP

Hayden Valley Elementary School principal and acting superintendent Mike Luppes will present Hayden School Board members with the results of the Colorado Student Assessment Program tests tonight.

Commissioners approve flood maps

After waiting six years for a federal agency to complete new and updated floodplain maps, Routt County commissioners plan to act more quickly to revise the county's floodplain building regulations.

CMC hosts 2 student parties

Colorado Mountain College was nowhere to be found on the Princeton Review's recently updated list of the nation's top party schools.

Playoffs set in soccer league

The one thing that's certain in this year's adult soccer playoffs is that a new champion will be crowned.

The Record for Aug. 18

Monday, Aug. 16 7:05 a.m. A cell phone was reported stolen at a restaurant in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Jonathan Wheby: Please don't sell my public lands

I bought a leftover hunting license yesterday for area 15 public lands. The parcel I plan to hunt on is one of those "landlocked" parcels of BLM that has been proposed in the trade for Emerald Mountain. I have friends who own land that borders that parcel and allow me to pass through whenever I wish (under the condition that I stop by and share some friendship). The argument that these "landlocked" parcels aren't accessible to the general public can be argued, but the people bordering each of these parcels and presumably everybody they are on good terms with have access.

Hayden Police Blotter

6:47 p.m. A car turning right reportedly was hit by another vehicle that was trying to pass on the left on U.S. Highway 40 near Sixth Street. There were no injuries.