News for Monday, August 29, 2005



Wildfire burns in Zirkel Wilderness

A lightning-sparked wildfire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area has forced the closure of about 35,000 acres of public land, U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday.

Life with lockers

Steamboat students attend first day of school

Sixth grade means more than going to a new school, changing teachers throughout the day and entering a new phase in life.

No word on fate of home

Walker family relieved 80-year-old parents fled New Orleans

Cindy and Winston Walker were high and dry in Steamboat Springs during the weekend, but Cindy's 80-year-old parents were evacuating their home in New Orleans to flee Hurricane Katrina.

Process focus of meeting

City hosts second public discussion about community center

The city of Steamboat Springs on Thursday will host the second public meeting exploring possible uses for a new community center.

K-68 ski jump nearing completion

When Nordic director Todd Wilson looks up at Howelsen Hill these days, he has to stop for a moment just to make sure his eyes are not playing tricks on him.

Go-cart disappears during Grand Prix

A go-cart worth about $7,000 reportedly was stolen early Sunday morning from the Meadows Parking Lot area.

News in brief for Aug. 30

Oak Creek woman's death under investigation The death of a 48-year-old Oak Creek woman Sunday morning is under investigation.

Golf for hockey

Former midget hockey players benefit from tourney

For golf tournament organizer Melrose Kuusinen, the connection between the smooth greens at Catamount Ranch & Club and the smooth ice of the Howelsen Ice Arena is an easy one to make.

Wildfire conference coming

Homeowners who live in high-risk wildfire areas are encouraged to attend the Colorado Mitigation and Wildfire Conference.

The Record for Aug. 30

Sunday, Aug. 28 12:17 a.m. A large party in the area of Buena Vista Court and Hilltop Drive reportedly could be heard in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Police warned and advised the partygoers.

Vale to help with hurricane aftermath

As most people along the coast of Louisiana and Mis�--sissippi were fleeing Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Routt County Emergency Services Manager Chuck Vale was making plans to travel into the center of the storm.