News for Sunday, May 23, 2004



CHS class of 12 graduates

When Christian Heritage School valedictorian Daylee King was writing her graduation address, she called her mother, who was in Georgia helping King's grandmother, for advice.

The Record for May 24

Saturday, May 22 2:22 a.m. A fire in a structure in the 40000 block of Steamboat Drive was reported. The Sheriff's Department and Steamboat Springs Fire Department responded; an investigator is looking into the event.

Sixth-grader wins poster contest

A lifetime of ski jumping, ski racing, snowboarding and plain old skiing around the Steamboat Ski Area gave Devin Wilkinson, 12, the creative edge in this year's national Kids' Safety Poster contest. Her poster won "Most Creative" in a contest sponsored by the National Ski Area Association. It will be featured in the October 2004 issue of Ski Magazine.

Routt at No. 2 for coal, 2nd year in row

Both Routt and Moffat counties, which have led the state in coal production for nearly 40 years, have taken a back seat for the past two years to Gunnison County in coal production per state.

Briefs for May 24

Yampa Valley Recycles seeks volunteers for event Help Yampa Valley Recycles and Whistle Pig Willy save the West from waste. In 2002 there were 30 million obsolete computers. This year, that number is projected to rise to about 150 million. Please do not throw your computers in the landfill. YVR will be co-hosting a computer recycling event June 5. Volunteers are needed to make this happen. Call 870-7575 to volunteer. Volunteers will be given complimentary YVR bike bottles.

Tom Ross: Summer tourism events I'd like to see happen

First mountain bike fox roundup and neutering spectacular -- and other things to think about

I was glancing at the calendar of resort events for June this weekend and noticed that there are three full days during which no events have been planned for the amusement of visitors to our fair town. This concerns me to no end, and I'd like to propose forming a task force to correct this deplorable situation.