News for Monday, May 10, 2004



Early irrigation portends dry season

Unseasonably warm May temperatures have reservoir managers scratching their heads while farmers and ranchers turn on the irrigation water early.

Volunteer group wants to beautify median

From sculptures to trees, five conceptual drawing City Council will see for ways to improve a 1.8-mile stretch of median on U.S. Highway 40 range the beautification gamut.

P'burg water project put out to bid

Routt County is seeking bids for the construction of a new Phippsburg water treatment building this week after Routt County formally buying the property for it Friday.

Vehicular homicide plea made

A 20-year-old Eagle County man pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide and driving while ability impaired for a June 29 accident that killed a 24-year-old Gypsum man.

The Record for May 11

Officials ask for beetle comments

After six years of relatively stability, the mountain pine beetle population in the Gore Pass area increased roughly 20-fold last summer. If nothing is done in the next five years, impacts from the beetles could be very severe, U.S. Forest Service representative Andy Cadenhead said.

Landowner looks for help

A longtime Steamboat Springs resident who agreed last year to sell his land to the school district is now asking for its help in relocating his family home.