News for Monday, March 1, 2004

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Montessori enrollment discussed

School Board tackles ways to implement strand

More questions than answers were posed during Monday's night's Steamboat Springs School board meeting as it looked at creating a multiyear Montessori pilot program.

Sailors face defending state champs today

Steamboat, Ralston Valley square off at 7 p.m.

Nobody has beaten the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team at home this season. Coach Kelly Meek hopes his team can keep that streak intact when Steamboat faces defending state champion Ralston Valley in the first round of the state playoffs at 7 p.m. tonight.

Storm boosts avalanche caution

The storm that brought almost 17 inches of snow to the high country surrounding Steamboat Springs over the past three days also increased avalanche danger in the northern part of the state.

Peabody signs agreement to buy Twentymile

Peabody Energy moved a step closer Monday to acquiring the biggest coal mine in Routt County and Colorado.

Meadowgreen lot owners get improvement estimates

Subdivision is first in county to create, use Limited Improvement District

Lot improvements will cost Meadowgreen at Stagecoach owners between $20,000 and $40,000 but could triple the lot values, according to an assessor's estimates.

Council to appoint tax policy group

The Steamboat Springs City Council is expected to appoint nine members to the city's new tax policy group at tonight's council meeting. Recommended for appointment are Jack Dysart, Audrey Enever, Wade Gebhardt, Scott Glackman, John Greig, Nancy Nagler, Kenneth Solomon, Richard Tremaine and Frederick Wolf.

Area plan update issues linger

Commissioners unsure that plan will be ready for adoption by March 15

Routt County commissioners said Monday it will be difficult to have the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan Update ready for adoption in time for a joint meeting between the city and county March 15.

Rocky Mountain Regionals in Steamboat this week

About 200 freestyle competitors are expected

About 200 competitors will have the chance this week to prove their talents against the area's best in big air, halfpipe, aerial and mogul events. The Rocky Mountain Division Freestyle Championships begin Wednesday and run through Sunday at Mount Werner.

Steamboat skiers are at home on Howelsen

There is no place like home. Well, at least for the members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's junior development boy's teams. On Sunday, Steamboat's J4 skiers, which includes athletes 11 and 12 years old, swept the largest age division during a junior development mogul event held at Howelsen Hill.

News in Brief for March 2

State Patrol arrests man in connection with theft

The Colorado State Patrol arrested a 54-year-old Wyoming man in connection with the theft of a truck and other charges after the man was stopped on suspicion of speeding on Rabbit Ears Pass, the State Patrol reported.