News for Wednesday, January 7, 2004

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Briefs for Jan. 8

Boy gets probation for Howler Yurt break-in A 14-year-old boy who reportedly helped break into the Howler Yurt building at the base of Howelsen Hill this summer was sentenced Monday to two years of probation.

Happenings for Jan. 8

THURSDAY n A meditation and study group meets at 8 a.m. at 804 N. Park Road. Call 871-9716.

Officers get contempt citations

9 GRAMNET members seized marijuana in raid, didn't return it

Contempt citations were issued Wednesday to nine area police officers who seized marijuana during a drug raid and did not return the drugs to their owner, a registered medicinal marijuana user, as ordered by a county judge.

End of semester timing is questioned

Steamboat Springs High School is operating on a different schedule this week in an effort to relieve student stress and create a more focused academic environment for students taking final exams.

Recreation public hearings

New regulations, fees likely to go into effect next winter

Federal, county and state government agencies on Tuesday kicked off a public process intended to reduce some of the conflicts among people who love to play in the snow.

County teams dive into league schedule

After a two-week layoff from games and matches, high school activities for most Routt County teams resume this weekend.

Snow settles between storms

Avalanche danger milder here than in other northern mountains

The snowdrifts in the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs settled about 3 inches Tuesday, and avalanche danger was slightly less than the rest of the northern mountains, even as the next pulse of weather energy began to seep into the Yampa Valley.

County focuses on preserving rural character

The Upper Elk River Valley Community Plan dedicates about two-and-a-half pages to addressing recreation issues.

FAA investigates airport crash

A resident's concerns have sparked the Federal Aviation Administration to further investigate a Mountain Flight Service crash in March and operations at the Steamboat Springs Airport.

Hayden Station fire out fast

A fire in the wall of the Xcel Energy Hayden Station was discovered and extinguished early Wednesday morning.

Man with knives at YVRA indicted

A federal grand jury in Denver indicted a Peruvian man who was attempting to board an aircraft at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Dec. 30 with concealed dangerous weapons.

Negligent homicide charges for hunter

A 44-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the September death of a hunting companion.

Group opens office in Craig

Environmental advocates want to help with land management issues

In an effort to work in closer connection with the Moffat County community, where much of the group's work is focused, the Colorado Wilderness Network has opened an office in Craig.

Freestyle free-for-all

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Freestyle Director Erik Skinner is expecting a field packed with top skiers for this weekend's Rocky Mountain Division competition in Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Jan. 8

Tuesday, Jan. 6 12:06 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square. A man reportedly left his car running and unlocked. The car was found later that day downtown with nothing damaged or missing.

Lower bail refused in Go-Fer theft case

A Routt County judge refused to set bail lower than $5,000 for a woman charged with stealing more than $7,000 from Go-Fer Foods.