News for Thursday, May 20, 2004

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Young musicians showcase their talents

Two years ago, a group of Yampa Valley music teachers put their heads together to create a new performance opportunity for their hundreds of students. The music teachers were looking for a different kind of exposure for their young artists -- something bigger than the separate recitals they were holding.

Thermodynamic heats up Depot

Chance brought them together. A fever gave them an identity.

Sean Murphy ends season with several awards

Steamboat baseball team hands out postseason honors

The Steamboat Springs baseball team ended its 2004 season with a series of postseason awards from the state and the coaching staff.

Bands prepare for battle

High school students from Steamboat Springs and Craig will be rockin' the Steamboat Grand Ballroom tonight during the High School Battle of the Bands. Local groupies can look forward to a strong punk rock and heavy metal presence, according to musical influences cited by members of the seven competing bands.

Autopsy: Knight died of seizure

Max Knight, the man found dead in a tent near State Bridge on Monday morning, died from a seizure caused by either a rare heart condition or toxins in his body, an autopsy report states.

The Record for May 20

5:39 a.m. Loud noise from construction was reported near the intersection of Sky View Lane and Whistler Road.

Ski corp. establishes new fund

The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. has established a new fund to stimulate environmental initiatives and projects in Routt County.

Honor society helps community

Lizzie Stoll wasn't interested in student council; she worried it might not provide her the opportunities to do good deeds for the school and the community.

Briefs for May 21

Lowell Whiteman hosting a rummage sale May 29 The Lowell Whiteman School is holding a rummage sale to benefit the school's foreign travel fund. If weather permits, the benefit will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 29 in the parking lot of the Lowell Whiteman School. In inclement weather, it will be held in the gymnasium. Donations of sporting goods, clothes, household items, books, art work and other goods are needed. Call Margi Missling-Root at 879-1350, ext. 27.

Prepare to laugh at artist's work

Go ahead and "laugh your head off" at Jill Bergman's colorful monoprints.

Nightlife for May 21

Worried Men plays at 9:30 p.m. at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Free. Call 879-3773.

Runners expected to cut corners

After 19 years, it's getting more difficult to find a creative way to win the Hot Springs Shortcut race.

Rae named police captain

Joel Rae has been named captain of the Steamboat Springs Police Department's patrol division. He will replace Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing.

Jennie Lay: Roadside confessions

I have an entertainment confession to make.

No order to build justice center

Routt County no longer has a court order to build a justice center by Sept. 1, 2006.

Motherwell Ranch decision reached

Marking ag department policy shift, entire herd likely won't be killed

State officials are using a new strategy to deal with chronic wasting disease at an elk ranch southwest of Hayden where a bull elk tested positive for the disease early this year.