News for Tuesday, March 2, 2004



Olivia's owners close store

Merchandise will be auctioned

Olivia's Home Furnishings, a fixture on Steamboat Springs' west side for more than six years, has closed. The remaining merchandise will be auctioned March 27.

Hayden video premieres Friday

Community documentary is about town's past, present and future

While the premiere of the Hayden Community Video is just two days away, some lucky individuals have seen it -- or at least a glimpse of it.

School officials defend CSAP-driven changes

Teachers and officials in the Hayden School District are defending standardized-test-driven changes in curriculum under criticism from parents that the district is becoming too focused on such tests.

The dastardly doctor is in

Hayden schools to present their first melodrama

The young actors in the Hayden School District's upcoming play, "The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux," can barely contain themselves on stage. Reciting the melodramatic lines makes them giggle at themselves.

Briefs for March 4

Register for middle school boys lacrosse by March 15 Registration forms for middle school boys lacrosse are available at the Steamboat Springs Middle School administration office. Completed forms are due March 15. Call 870-6545.

Attorney discusses Marchus dismissal

Allegations made against building official

Former chief building officer Mark Marchus was fired on allegations that he had not created a good working environment at the Routt County Regional Building Department and that he violated county gift policies by taking stones being thrown away by a contractor, Marchus' attorney said Monday.

YVCF denies city's request

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation denied the city's request to help streamline the city's process for deciding how to spend its community support dollars.

Lynne Heilbron: 'Passion' message

It is hard to imagine how anyone could think that the film, "The Passion of the Christ," is anti-Semitic.

Our View: A rare opportunity

Voters in Routt County have a chance to do something this year that they don't often get to do -- elect a new congressman.

Mustangs run wild on Sailors

Ralston Valley shows off speed in 64-54 win

Devin Borvansky watched every senior before him finish the basketball season with what ifs and he didn't want the same ending for him and his three other senior teammates.

S. Routt plans Assessment potluck

The South Routt community is planning a potluck meal in early May to discuss progress made since the South Routt Community Economic Assessment last August.

Mosquito prevention begins

Routt County officials plan to head off West Nile virus

Even with snow piled high and winter storms in the forecast, Routt County officials are talking about summer and what comes with it: swarms of mosquitoes and the West Nile virus.

Briefs for March 3

Scholastic book fair starts Monday at Soda Creek Soda Creek Elementary School hosts a scholastic book fair Monday through March 12. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Alan Randell: Carver's death

Regarding the editorial, "We can learn from Carver's death," published Feb. 25 in the Steamboat Today: This was a tragic death, of course, but the lesson to be learned here is not the one you are teaching. Just because this person couldn't handle a particular recreational drug, doesn't mean the rest of us couldn't. By your logic, we should ban alcohol because some users become alcoholics.

Biking enthusiasts, prepare

Steamboat to host first 24-hour race this summer

Mountain-biking enthusiasts looking for an endurance test won't have to leave Steamboat Springs to find it this summer.

The Record for March 3

Monday, March 1 2:56 a.m. A driver reportedly drove a vehicle into a ditch near the intersection of Fish Creek Falls Road and Alpine Drive.

Sex assault suspect arrested in Texas

A 46-year-old man appeared in Routt County Court today on charges that he, as a person in a position of trust, sexually assaulted a child.

SSWSC wins Sterling Award

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club was named Wednesday as the first recipient of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation's Sterling Anniversary Awards.

Young Einsteins get to work

Middle school students delve into science for annual fair

As deadlines loomed for the annual rite of science, Larry Haines saw a rush of parents and students visiting Pilot Office Supply.

New town manager is on the job

A new man is at the helm in Hayden.