News for Wednesday, February 1, 2006

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The Record for Feb. 2

Tuesday, Jan. 31 12:51 a.m. Police officers warned a man in Gondola Square to leave his intoxicated girlfriend alone. The man's girlfriend reportedly wanted to leave the area, and the man would not let her go.

Kent Denver goalie holds off Sailors

Tate Maris has fun before hockey games. He jokes around. He listens to music. Anything really, as long as it's loud.

Ski towns to benefit from new gadget

A new era in aviation is arriving at Colorado's Western Slope, and airports in Northwest Colorado will be at the forefront of the change.

Briefs for Feb. 2

Steamboat hires two new planning employees

Businesses face City Council

Alcohol compliance hearings set to begin today

The Steamboat Springs City Council will meet today to begin a two-part process regarding the prosecution of six local business owners whose establishments failed a December alcohol compliance check.

Tipton talks tough on issues

Candidate wants meth crackdown

Congressional candidate Scott Tipton said Wednesday that his opponent is not doing enough to fight methamphetamine use in western Colorado. "We have a plague of methamphetamine," said Tipton, a Cortez businessman who is campaigning for Congress aga-inst U.S. Rep. John Salazar, a Democrat from Manassa.

Police find meth in Hayden

Two Craig residents were arrested in Hayden on Tuesday night after police said they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a search of their car.

County treasurer seeks third term

Projects are never finished. Rather, they are constant works in progress. That's the work philosophy of Jeanne Whiddon, Routt County's treasurer and public trustee.

Winter storms get new names

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has developed a new naming system for winter storms, but Routt County residents will haveto continue to rely on existing, descriptions for storms such asthe one passing over the area today.

Commission examines land-use amendment

The Routt County Planning Commission tonight will review plans for a pilot program intended to preserve open space south of Steamboat Springs.

Labor heads to Regis University

Steamboat senior joins Rangers soccer program

Regis University coach J.B. Belzer started recruiting Steamboat Springs senior Kelly Labor more than a year ago.

Man pleads guilty to possession

Marijuana, other drugs found in vehicle

In a plea agreement reached with the District Attorney's Office, a 22-year-old Wheat Ridge man pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing less than 1 ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.