News for Wednesday, August 18, 2004

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Bacher leads Sailors

Steamboat golfers win in Grand Junction

Golf coach Steve Dodson and player Hans-Peter Bacher sat side by side in a golf cart as they made their way to the 18th hole of the Tiarra Rado golf course Tuesday for a sudden-death playoff.

Mader resigns

Mike Luppes will be superintendent of Hayden schools

Hayden superintendent Scott Mader has resigned, and Hayden Valley Elementary School Principal Mike Luppes has been hired to replace him.

Transit services may be cut

Facing budget restraints, buses will run less in shoulder season

City Transportation Director George Krawzoff has proposed reducing bus service during the shoulder season while providing more service during the peak of winter.

Board to consider rezoning

The Hayden Town Board tonight will consider rezoning a parcel of land on the east end of town from residential to commercial.

District may add softball

Sparked by interest from a group of high school girls and their parents, the Steamboat Springs School District may authorize the creation of a fast-pitch softball team to begin play this fall.

Pigs take center stage at fair

Tate Tellier said the secret to winning first in the swine showmanship competition was "just to smile and have fun."

Adding to the challenge

Bikers deal with weather during Buff Pass Climb

Cold, windy and wet. Wednesday evening was the perfect time to sit back and watch a favorite movie, the Olympics or reruns of sitcoms now in syndication. Conditions weren't ideal to climb seven miles and a couple of thousand feet on Buffalo Pass Road atop a mountain bike.

Steamboat rodeo titles on the line

There is just one rodeo performance left, but the lure of a commemorative rifle and a $2,000 paycheck will draw Andy Kurtz and other riders to the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena this weekend, hoping for at least one more good ride.

The Record for Aug. 19

8:45 a.m. Extra patrol was called for in the Steamboat Boulevard and Meadowbrook Circle area to monitor traffic.

Arts director stops on 'listening tour'

Sharp declines in Colorado's funding for the arts have forced arts organizations to think differently, said Elaine Mariner, the newly appointed executive director of the state-funded Colorado Council on the Arts.

Briefs for Aug. 19

A staffer for U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard will hold senate office hours from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today in Centennial Hall's Crawford Room, 124 10th St. The office hours are an opportunity for residents to voice opinions, complaints, questions or any other issues they might have for Sen. Allard.

Tournament bringing 305 tennis players

With 305 players, this weekend's National Tennis Rating Program tournament will be one of the biggest of the summer.

Showers provide some relief

Voluntary recreational closure remains in effect on Yampa River

The cool weather and rain showers that came through the valley overnight Tuesday eased drought conditions, but not enough to change the city's voluntary closure of the Yampa River for recreational activities.