News for Tuesday, March 16, 2004

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Runners' strength in numbers

The sun was out Friday, allowing the biggest track and field squad Hayden High School has seen in at least a decade get outdoors for warm, springlike training.

Hayden researching all-day kindergarten

Extending kindergarten from three hours to a full class day is an idea many parents would like to see happen, said Hayden Valley Elementary School Principal Mike Luppes.

Montessori deal reached

Settlement lays the groundwork for pilot program

A lengthy dispute between the Steamboat Springs School District and a group of parents who sought a Montessori option for local public school students will come to an official end this week.

Holy Name Preschool closing

After 25 years, Holy Name Preschool will close its doors in June. Monsignor George Schroeder blamed the rising costs of personnel and utilities compared with flat parish contributions.

Briefs for March 18

Donate to abuse programs on income tax forms Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, Routt County's domestic violence program, reminds residents that it is easy to contribute to domestic violence programs and shelters by supporting the Domestic Abuse Program Fund on the Colorado income tax form. The fund directly supports domestic violence victim services, programs and shelters throughout Colorado.

Babette Dickson: I'll miss Curve

I was very sad to learn that "my" Curve Market is closing.

N. Routt contract extended

Agenda Item 22 was little more than a formality at Monday night's Steamboat Springs School Board meeting.

News in brief for March 17

Skiers set off avalanche; neither are injured

Our View: Replace unrealistic airport plans

If the 10-year Forecast Update for the Steamboat Springs Airport is an unrealistic plan, then the city should offer one that is.

Council OKs moratorium

The City Council passed a 90-day moratorium on big-box retail, giving it time to create a more permanent solution on how to manage large, national chain stores.

Transportation goals laid out

Northwest Colorado transportation officials are prioritizing $330 million worth of transportation projects needed in the next 25 years under the constraints of a $40 million budget.

Board fights for offender-program funds

Proposed cuts in state-funded programs to help youth offenders could do more harm than good, financially and socially, officials say.

The Record for March 17

Monday, March 15 12:00 a.m. Loud music was reported in the 3000 block of Columbine Drive.

Sailors pick up season's first win

The Steamboat Springs baseball team split a doubleheader with Glenwood Springs on Saturday, losing the first game decisively before coming from behind to win the second in extra innings, picking up its first win of the year.

Girls track impresses in Junction

Competing against mostly larger 5A schools, the Steamboat Springs girls track and field team, a 4A squad, took third out of 19 teams at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction during the weekend.

Fast times roll in Hayden

Pole bending, barrel racing series finals are Sunday

Kylie Hawes hears her name called over the loudspeaker. The 14-year-old digs her heels into her horse, and she's off. Three barrels are set up in a triangular formation about 20 yards apart. Rounding each barrel at a furious sprint, Hawes and her horse lean in a 45-degree angle to the ground.

School receives grant

Hayden Middle School students have been awarded a $1,000 State Farm Insurance Grant to be used for National Youth Service Day on April 16. The students will use the money to complete two community service projects.

Greg Koehle: Thanks, everyone

On March 6, we lost a very dear family member, Ron Koehler, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude, appreciation and thanks to all the special people involved.

The Record for March 18

Tuesday, March 16 12:56 a.m. A dispute between neighbors was reported in the 500 block of Ore House Plaza. The dispute was resolved when Steamboat Springs police officers arrived.

Chix win 4 straight

The Chix with Stix, Steamboat's A division women's hockey team, is on a four-game winning streak with the postseason quickly approaching.

Speed name of the game

For most of the ski racers at this year's J4 Junior Olympic Festival, today's super-G will be a highlight to remember. For a few others, it's simply a hurdle to be cleared.

Basketball players grab awards

The starting lineup of the Steamboat Springs boys basketball team and three of the starting five members of the school's girls basketball team garnered postseason awards from Western Slope league coaches.

Museum budgets approved

Five months after Routt County voters approved the Museum and Heritage Fund tax, a granting process and the 2004 budgets from museums and historic organizations have been approved.

No speed limits

Speed skier Tim Magill fares well at World Cup, eyes France

Skiing downhill in excess of 158 kilometers an hour, Steamboat Springs' Tim Magill picked up two top-10 finishes in World Cup speed skiing events in early March.

Team rewarded for work on ice and in school

The Steamboat Springs hockey team's accomplishments on the ice and in the classroom were acknowledged at the state's end-of-season awards banquet held earlier this month.

Students fare well at regional science fair

After noticing that her 3-year-old brother has difficulty learning, eighth-grader Janna Hoza conducted an experiment to see if exercise would help.

Board tackles annexation

The Hayden Planning Commission has recommended that the Hayden Town Board proceed with annexing 676 acres on the south side of town for a residential subdivision and golf course.