News for Wednesday, August 31, 2005



Wolverine wildfire grows

A wildfire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area grew to about 282 acres by Wednesday morning.

Group to look at graduation rules

A committee of school and community officials is being formed to look at graduation requirements for Steamboat Springs School District students.

Snowboard programs get reputations to be proud of

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Snowboard Dir�--ector Jon Casson has been busy this summer.

Harbor demolition delayed

The demolition of the Harbor Hotel has been delayed by 90 days, but the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission can do little else to preserve the historic downtown building.

The Record for Sept. 1

Tuesday, August 30 6:02 a.m. A 90-year-old woman reportedly was experiencing shortness of breath in the 800 block of Anglers Drive. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Women shower gifts for cause

The scene at Monica Verploeg's home Wednesday was like that from a giant baby shower, but no visibly pregnant women could be seen.

Berry misses title

After two days of chasing hometown favorite Erik Lundberg in Montrose, Paul Berry is looking forward to getting his chance to play at home next week.

Man offered life in prison for sex assault

A 43-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy would face life in prison if he chooses to accept a plea agreement offered to him by the District Attorney's Office.

Storm affects locals

Residents feel uncertainty in wake of hurricane

Picture antebellum homes bracketed by gnarled oak trees drooped with heavy moss. Imagine a hammock on the wraparound porch. It is positioned to take advantage of the breeze off the Gulf of Mexico and overlooks a small harbor, where sailboats and commercial shrimpers bob at their moorings.

News in brief for Sept. 1

Volunteers needed for Wild West Air Fest Volunteers are needed for the Wild West Air Fest, to be held Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at Steamboat Springs Airport. Volunteers will get a Wild West Air Fest admission button and an event T-shirt. Call 879-0882, ext. 203, to volunteer.

Softball upgrades to varsity

The Steamboat Springs High School softball team enters its second season as a full-fledged varsity program.

Parking changes, road closures at YVRA

As construction continues at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, airport officials are reminding travelers that parking areas and road closures continue to change.