News for Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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Bruce Amundson: New leadership

An article in the April 23rd issue of the Steamboat Today reported that the Steamboat Medical Group will soon "pull out of its partnership with the South Routt Medical Center." SMG has been providing clinical coverage and a receptionist through an informal agreement that has allowed them to use the building in exchange for part-time staffing of the clinic.

A moment in time

Second-graders build time capsules to open graduation day

Hayden Valley Elementary School second-graders know what they want to be when they grow up.

Our View: Shaming the United States

Photographs of Iraqi prisoners suffering at the hands of American soldiers are extraordinarily offensive.

Winter rec plan to debut in June

Draft will affect users of Buffalo, Rabbit Ears passes

A draft of a plan that will affect snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and other winter recreation activities in the Buffalo Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass areas likely will be released by the U.S. Forest Service in mid-June.

Lodging group volunteers for tax

The Steamboat Springs lodging community has agreed to impose upon itself a 2-percent accommodation tax, 1 percent of which would go toward supporting a year-round flight program.

November ballot develops

After the recent Republican and Democratic county assemblies, the list of candidates for the November ballot is shaping up. District 1 incumbent Nancy Stahoviak, a Republican, and District 2 incumbent Doug Monger, a Democrat, will be on their respective primary ballots. Jeff Fry, a Republican running for the District 2 seat, also will be on his party's primary ballot after receiving 63 percent of the vote at Saturday's Republican assembly.

Intersection landscaping 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.

O'Leary, Hooper join Steamboat state field

Expectations for the Steamboat Springs girls track and field team must be high when a second-place finish at the largest meet of the season is a little disappointing.

Soroco boys run away with league title

The Soroco boys track and field team surprised few people when it won the Western Slope League championship running away.

Dwight Murphy: Fiebing brings professionalism, humor

I am writing in regards to the resignation of Art Fiebing as the Steamboat Springs assistant police chief. I have had the privilege of knowing Art for the past 10 years. I am saddened by his resignation and more so because I cannot be in Steamboat to see him off. But also because he will be gone upon my return in one year.

Residents are invited to speak at basin roundtable

Members of the public are invited to comment today at a meeting in Craig that is part of a statewide effort to forecast future water needs and identify ways to meet those needs.

School district revises its districts

Revised boundaries for the Steamboat Springs School District's five director districts won't affect its current School Board members or student placement, but will bring the school system into compliance with state law.

Water vendors worry city

The City Council does not want more water vendors in town, fearing they could set a dangerous precedent. The decision came during an almost three-hour discussion on water issues at Tuesday night's council meeting.

The Police Blotter for May 12

Wednesday, May 5 3:08 p.m. A broken window was reported at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Police determined the window had been broken from the inside, possibly because of heat.

Dr. Arthur Houk: Disagreement

In the commentary page of our Steamboat Today newspaper on Dec.14, 2002, Paul Krugman and Bob Herbert of the New York Times News Service, write in an uncomplimentary way about Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.

CSAP scores earn state recognition

Hayden Elementary School third-graders have accomplished something unique to third-graders in the Yampa Valley.

Store offers antique, unique

New business carries home furnishings and collectibles

People who want to furnish their homes on a budget -- or find rare Perry Como records and antique tea sets -- now have a place to go in Hayden.

James Michael Sena Sr.: 1959- 2004

Former Hayden resident James Michael Sena Sr. passed away April 18, 2004. He was 44.

Hayden athletes set records at league meet

The Hayden girls and boys track squads each placed fourth out of 11 teams at the Western Slope League meet held Saturday in Kremmling.