News for Wednesday, May 12, 2004

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Oak Creek Planning Commission could change

One in every three or four Oak Creek Planning Commission meetings has to be canceled because not enough planning commissioners show up, Planning Commission Chairman Gerry Greenwood said. He hopes to change that.

Track team has season of records

As coaches for the Steamboat Springs Middle School track and field team, Ken Brenner and Alexa Slaunwhite emphasized the importance of the team aspect of the sport even in individual events.

Water district seeks backup

Upper Yampa asks others to oppose Flattops project

The Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District has indirectly asked five local entities, including the city and the county, to oppose the Flattops Water Company's recent filing for 1,250 acres of return-flow rights.

Caring residents get their hands dirty

More than 100 volunteers participate in Routt County United Way's Day of Caring

Sometimes it is the little things that count. Small jobs such as weeding a garden bed or replacing a light bulb can have a big impact on the lives of senior citizens and the operations of local human-service organizations.

It's all a state of mind

Five tennis players hope to play well in first trip to state

The honor of riding down to the state tennis tournament with country-music lovers John Aragon and Don Toy went to Sailors players Britt DeGroff and Rebecca Timmerman. Well, it was an honor except for the whole country music thing.

4-Hers win judging event

Like young NBA basketball prospects, some members of Routt County 4-H are being recruited by the pros. Business people in the agriculture industry took notice of the Routt County 4-H Livestock Judging Team when it took first place out of 25 teams at the Weld County Livestock Judging Competition on Saturday.

March sales best in 3 years

City sales tax revenues up 2.71 percent from 2003

March was the highest sales-tax generating month the city has seen in three years, despite unseasonably warm weather.

ASC appeals to state Supreme Court

American Skiing Co. on Wednesday officially asked the Colorado Supreme Court to review a decision to reinstate Triple Peaks LLC's lawsuit against the company.

Man arrested after pot found in car

A 19-year-old Steamboat Springs man was charged Wednesday in Routt County Court with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.