News for Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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Man's bond reduction denied

After being recorded allegedly threatening to harm an informant who helped lead to his arrest, a man being charged with selling cocaine was denied a bond reduction request.

The Record for Aug. 25

12:06 a.m. A woman reportedly heard squealing tires and a tire blowout in the area of Redwood Drive and Steamboat Boulevard. Several people reportedly were walking in the direction of the hospital, and a few others stayed near the car. Officers took one juvenile girl to Routt County Jail to test her blood-alcohol content. The girl was released to her parents. No arrests were made.

County testing scores varied

ACT test results compared with Colorado average

The average ACT composite score for juniors at Steamboat Springs High School was 22, an increase of 1 point, or about 5 percent, from the year before.

Wife who accused husband renegs

A Craig woman who accused her husband of choking her until she passed out is telling law enforcement officers she made up the charges to get him in trouble.

Iverson, Garton devour Divide

Mark Iverson wasn't running for a Continental Divide Challenge record. He didn't even know what it was. He just wanted to finish the 16-mile course in less than two hours.

Steamboat riders fare well in 24-hour race

One day, Kris Cannon says she'll compete solo in her second 24-hour race. The next day, she changes her mind.

Education grant requests sought

A local foundation is looking for more grants requests for education projects and programs in Routt County.

Town board to consider widening road

If Oak Creek Public Works Director Jim Photos gets his way at tonight's Town Board meeting, people might be able to begin building in the Sierra View subdivision.

News in Brief for Aug. 25

Annual downtown sales on Labor Day weekend

School class sizes projected

Elementary schools to have 15 to 23 kids per class

Kindergarten and first-grade classes at Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools will have no more than 19 students this year.

Housing Authority looks to de-Bruce

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority will ask voters to exempt the affordable housing agency from a portion of the TABOR amendment.