News for Sunday, November 21, 2004

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News in brief for Nov. 22

Hunter found dead Saturday morning A 68-year-old man was found dead early Saturday morning at a hunting camp in southern Routt County. Jerry Fults of Dallas, Texas, was discovered by members of his hunting party in an area south of Toponas near the Eagle County border, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said. Fults apparently died of natural causes in his sleep, Ryg said. An autopsy is scheduled today in Jefferson County.

Snow helps ski area, hurts drivers

The 5 inches of snow that fell in Steamboat Springs during the weekend provided much-needed cover for the Steamboat Ski Area but led to numerous traffic accidents throughout Routt County.

Crappie, bluegill robust

Biologist wary of transplanted bass in Elkhead Reservoir

Colorado Division of Wildlife fisheries biologist Bill Elmblad expressed some misgivings Wednesday night about the numbers of smallmouth bass being transplanted from the Yampa River into nearby Elkhead Reservoir.

Sailors to open season

Maintaining the legacy of wrestling in Steamboat Springs is important to Jay Muhme. That's why the Sailors' head coach is excited that his team will host the Carl Ramunno Invitational the first week of the season.

The Record for Nov. 22

Saturday, Nov. 20 1:36 a.m. A suspicious person reportedly was walking on Routt County Road 129. A Routt County Sheriff's Office deputy located the individual and provided the person with a ride.

Lift tickets $15 Wednesday only

Ski area opens with Vagabond intermediate trail

The Steamboat Ski Area announced late Monday afternoon it would open as scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 24, with the gondola and Thunderhead Express chairlift serving skiing from the top of Thunderhead down Upper Vagabond to its saddle, and then via Eagle's Nest to the base area.

Dishes needed for Thanksgiving feast

It takes a lot of volunteers to prepare enough food to satisfy 400 Thanksgiving Day appetites.

Tom Ross: NBA fines should have included trip to Baghdad

Can you picture Michaels and Madden in hot tub with Chiefs' cheerleaders?

If there's anything I resent more than a TV network using inappropriate portrayals of sexuality during the buildup to Monday Night Football, it's the sight of grown men who are paid millions to play catch, brawling in the stands while frightened children cower nearby. I hope you guys are in the mood for a good rant, because that's where I'm headed.

Monday Medical: Look out for pink eye; practice prevention

This fall, many area schools have been experiencing high rates of children with conjunctivitis, or what is more commonly known as "pink eye."