News for Wednesday, March 10, 2004

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County: Marchus took files

Former building official says he returned personnel files

Routt County officials are asking former Chief Building Official Mark Marchus to return missing copies of at least two personnel files and have said that if they are not returned, a lawsuit could follow.

Housing Authority in full swing

The newly formed housing authority's first piece of business is looking for a director to head the multijurisdictional agency.

Track season bright

Steamboat looking to send many to state meet

Sometimes the weather cooperates -- even in Steamboat Springs.

USFS seeking resources

Forest Service planning ahead for summer forest fires

The U.S. Forest Service needs help from individuals and businesses that could help provide resources to firefighters in the event of a wildfire this summer.

Oak Creek board starts annexation

Starting an annexation process for the 51-lot Sierra View subdivision will be one focus of tonight's Oak Creek Town Board meetings.

Briefs for March 11

State Sen. Jack Taylor and Rep. Al White will be guest speakers at the Routt County Republicans' annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event begins at 5 p.m. April 10 at the Old Town Pub, and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A fund-raising auction will be held after dinner. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from Amy Williams at the Routt County Courthouse. Call 879-6048.

Soccer coach optimistic

Steamboat girls outlook is good heading into season

After watching the 30 girls who showed up to play on this year's Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team for the past three weeks, coach Rob Bohlmann is feeling pretty good about the upcoming season.

Officials defend sales tax

Decision on legality of Steamboat's half-cent tax expected Monday

State Rep. Al White believes he has the votes to fend off proposed legislation that would make illegal Steamboat Springs' half-cent sales tax for education.

The Record for March 11

12:11 a.m. A man was arrested in the 21000 block of Mount Werner Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

ASC reports improvement

Ski area has made up for 1 percent loss in November

A few record days during the December holidays weren't enough to keep Steamboat skier visits from slipping by 6,000 skiers.