News for Friday, May 7, 2004



Stagecoach woman seeks District 1 seat

On Friday, Stagecoach resident Bea Westwater became the third person to announce candidacy for South Routt's District 1 county commissioner seat.

Briefs for May 8

Fish Creek was pumping at three times its typical streamflow for the date late this week, helping to propel the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs close to 1,600 cubic feet per second overnight Thursday into Friday.

Sailors still in the hunt

Five Steamboat tennis players in regional finals

The Steamboat Springs girls tennis team is still in the running for a regional championship. One singles player and two doubles teams are in the finals, to be played today in Grand Junction.

A fresh look at tourism

Economic Summit 2004 to be held May 26, 27

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Economic Development Council will ask the community to contemplate redefining the notion of tourism during Economic Summit 2004, to be held May 26 and 27 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

School district still faces budget cuts

Steamboat Springs School District officials are in the process of determining additional spending cuts to present a balanced preliminary budget to the School Board later this month.

Landscape upsets property owners

Earlier this week, a bulldozer began spreading the piles of dirt left behind from the realignment of Third Street, Poplar Street and Breeze Basin Boulevard. To many, this was an aesthetic relief. To others, it was not.

Hayden High awarded $45K

School's technology program draws Steamboat students

Hayden High School's welding technology and automotive mechanics classes are getting a $44,500 boost from a trio of grants awarded during the past couple of weeks.

Hunter's trial set for Sept. 13

Man charged with killing lifelong friend pleads innocent

A four-day trial for a 44-year-old Wisconsin man charged with criminally negligent homicide has been set for Sept. 13.

Trial set in attempted murder case

A 36-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping will go to trial Oct. 25.

The Record for May 8

2:26 a.m. A 19-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and being a minor in possession of alcohol. He was pulled over near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Hilltop Parkway.

County hopefuls to gather

Republican assembly to be held today

Four Republican county commissioner candidates, two for each open seat, will discuss their views and goals at the Routt County Republicans County Assembly today.

Rippy makes campaign stop

Republican aims to take Scott McInnis' Congressional seat

Congressional candidate Gregg Rippy stopped in Steamboat Springs on Friday morning as part of a whirlwind tour of the western half of the expansive 3rd Congressional District.