News for Tuesday, August 2, 2005

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Building their dreams

Self-help families making progress on affordable homes

In April, a group of families tackled a totally unfamiliar task: framing and roofing a home.

Feedback wanted on activity fees

The Hayden School District wants to hear parents' opinions about an activity fee proposal before the Hayden School Board decides the issue Aug. 17.

Hayden teen honored as volunteer

During the trials and tribulations of growing up, it helps to have a "cool" and committed mentor -- a big sister of sorts to give advice about friends, school and peer pressure.

Omar M. Campbell : Issue up for debate

Issue up for debate "Time to Deal; It's Pointless to Debate" was the headline of Our View in the July 27 edition of Steamboat Today.

Our View: Proceed with caution

Oak Creek's town board members have earned a reputation for setting their minds to a task and getting the job done. That's how they revamped their police department. That's how they got their covered hockey rink built.

Strong scores in city schools

Steamboat Springs School District students once again scored well better than their peers across the state on Colorado Student Assessment Program tests.

The 19th hole

Haymaker Junior Championship decided in playoff

Eighteen holes of golf was not enough to decide this year's Haymaker Junior Club Championship.

Hayden scores have glitch

Coding errors result in big decreases in reading, writing

Hayden School District officials are struggling to sort out a scoring glitch that resulted in big decreases in CSAP reading and writing scores for fourth- and fifth-graders.

The Record for Aug. 3

Monday, August 1 7:58 a.m. Someone reported seeing several cars speeding in the area of Snow Bowl Plaza and Lincoln Avenue. Extra officers were sent to patrol the area.

County says 'yes' to airport rental-car fees

Routt County commissioners approved a $4-a-day charge on rental cars at Yampa Valley Regional Airport to raise money for improvement projects at the airport.

Care center's dog missing

The Doak Walker Care Center is missing one of its residents: Scooter the Tibetan spaniel.

S. Routt shows strong performance

The South Routt School District not only saw improvement in its CSAP scores, but it also scored above state averages for many of the statewide tests.

News in brief for Aug. 3

'Janko and the Giant' will run in Sunday newspaper Because of a publication error, the final installment of "Janko and the Giant" did not run as scheduled in the Sunday, July 31 issue of the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Resident: Save the shade

Town Board to consider 'Tree City' designation

About 100 years ago, not long after Hayden became an incorporated town, a young man walked to the Yampa River and gathered cottonwood seeds.

School Board petitions available today

People who want to run for School Board openings can pick up nomination petitions starting today.

Clair Flatt : Mountain noisy

Mountain noisy Ah, summertime condominium living on the mountain above Ski Time Square. Slide open the windows and doors and catch that invigorating mountain air.

Tennis Center over budget

Council members look at ways to cut list of improvements

Steamboat Springs City Council members had a hard time swallowing an almost 50 percent increase in the budget to replace the tennis bubble.

Steamboat City Council races begin

Just out of the starting gate, the Steamboat Springs City Council race looks as if it could be an interesting one with a variety of choices.