News for Tuesday, March 23, 2004



Candidates forum set for March 31

Hayden residents will be able to choose from four people to fill three seats on the Hayden Town Board in the April 6 municipal election.

Can't have two plans

Revise the Bob Adams Field Airport Plan or scrap the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan. We can't have it both ways.

DI teams ready for regionals

A group of Hayden elementary students can't speak. They try to direct fifth-grader Lanette Lehman which color marker to pick up by pointing to colors on their clothes and shoes, nodding when she picks up the correct color.

Stepping it up

Rams to butt heads with state's best

Last season, many members of Soroco's track and field team could be heard telling opposing athletes what Soroco stood for and where it was; everyone wanted to know where this Andy deGanahl kid came from.

Border Wars to test Sailors' learning curve

The members of the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team were treated to a valuable learning experience in Fort Collins on Saturday. And it came not from the Fort Collins High School's top-ranked varsity team, but from the squad's future stars on the junior varsity squad.

Lawsuit against officials dismissed

Sieverdings ordered to pay defendants' attorney fees in case

A judge has upheld a magistrate's recommendation to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a former Steamboat Springs family against more than 30 defendants, including numerous city officials.

Our View: The economics of child care

The announcement that Holy Name Preschool is closing its doors has underscored the need to address the community's child-care challenges.

Girls win; boys take fourth

The Steamboat Springs girls track and field team took first, and the boys took fourth at the Delta Invitational on Saturday.

Thanks Taylor, White

Since 1993, our community has voted on three separate occasions to dedicate the collection of a city half-cent sales tax for educational purposes within our school district. The Steamboat Springs Education Fund administers the allocation of these funds. The creation of the fund was in complete compliance with all state statutes and with all state school finance regulations.

Developer proposes 24 townhomes

A California developer who intends to break ground this spring on 19 condominiums on Anglers Drive also has proposed 24 new duplex and triplex townhomes near the base of the ski mountain.

City board applications deadline is extended

The city has extended its deadline for accepting applications to fill openings on its boards and committees.

The record for March 24

Monday, March 22 1:31 a.m. A man reportedly was pounding on doors in the 3400 block of Covey Circle. A report was taken.

Casualties rise

Friday marked the first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and the Bush administration is eager to congratulate itself on a job well done.

Briefs for March 24

Commissioners say farewell to five fair board members

Jacqueline "Jackie" Eubank Griffen

Jacqueline "Jackie" Eubank Griffen died March 15, 2004, in her home in Casa Grande with her family at her side.

Residents approve of Xcel plan

Rail-delivery tunnel option called 'good for everyone'

The Hayden Town Board unanimously approved a resolution Thursday stating it supports coal-delivery options to the Hayden Station power plant that minimize impacts on adjacent agriculture operations and residences and supports options that put the impacts of operations on property owned by Hayden Station.

Dog play area proposed at town park

Hayden Trustee Ken Gibbon loves to run with his dog, but like many people in Hayden and Steamboat Springs, he doesn't have a place in town where he can let his pooch off the leash.

Hunter decides on plea

Wisconsin man plans to plead innocent to homicide charges

A Wisconsin man charged with criminally negligent homicide plans to plead innocent in the Sept. 20 shooting death of a hunting companion.

Sailors pick up first win of season

Sailors girls lacrosse coach Sarah James described her team's efforts last weekend as nothing less than great.

Community calendar for March 24

The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Musical Ministry Team at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Hayden First Baptist Church. The group will present a program of hymns and gospel songs consisting of piano, vocal and French horn solos, duets and trios, as well as testimonies from team members.

Hayden gets $164K grant

The town of Hayden recently was awarded a $164,400 grant to replace more than 600 water meters in town.

Mosquito spraying to resume

Mosquito spraying in Hayden will begin soon and could extend to neighboring county areas.

Police blotter for March 24

All incidents shown were reported in Hayden and were taken from the Routt County Communications daily dispatch report.

Board considers all-day kindergarten

The Hayden School Board will not know until surveys are back in April whether parents would support an all-day kindergarten program, but some agreed such a program would be a "win-win" situation for parents and children.

Hayden mobile home burglarized

A Hayden home was burglarized late Friday or early Saturday. The burglar took $60 in cash, but caused about $400 in damage by breaking two windows, police said.

New arrivals for March 24

Searia Gail Babb, daughter of Sami and Doug Babb of Hayden, was born at 6:29 p.m. March 9, 2004. She weighed 5 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

CSAP testing in full swing

Sound of silence rings in Steamboat Springs public schools

The overwhelming sound coming from Steamboat Springs' public schools Tuesday morning was that of silence.

Baseball team wins 4 straight

The Steamboat Springs baseball team picked up three wins during the weekend to run its winning streak to four on the season.

Coal haul increase OK'd

Commissioners overrule March 4 Planning Commission decision

Routt County commissioners approved Tuesday an increase in the amount of coal Twentymile Coal Co. can haul by truck, overruling a March 4 decision by the Routt County Planning Commission.

Golf clubhouse nearly done

It's a season of change at the Steamboat Golf Club.