News for Tuesday, February 7, 2006

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Man accused of exposing self

A 52-year-old Phippsburg man was arrested on suspicion of exposing himself to a 20-year-old woman in Yampa on Sunday night.

Board recommends commissioner

The Hayden Town Board voted unanimously last week to recommend Jeff Fry for the Routt County Planning Commission.

Officials agree on expansion

County moving forward to improve communications system

The Routt County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to move forward with plans to use a state grant to help expand the county's communications system.

Timothy C. Baldwin: Ambulance service worth more than money

I am writing in response to the recent and past news articles concerning the Yampa Valley Air Ambulance service. First, I thank the Steamboat community for the support and compassion I have been given during the past year. I am grateful to be alive and recovering from my injuries. I was the sole survivor of the fatal air ambulance crash that killed my partner and flight director Dave Linner (RN); pilot Tim Benway; and Jennifer Wells (RN). After the past 12 months of anguish, loss, grief and therapy, I am putting my life back together -- literally and figuratively.

New liquor store opens

People in Hayden now have a choice when it comes to purchasing alcohol.

Sorting out nerves, lines

Schools' production of 'Hansel and Gretel' this weekend

Everyone hopes that Taylor Munden's dream -- or nightmare -- does not become reality.

State trip on the line this weekend

The Hayden High School wrestling room has undergone a transformation with the addition of talented freshmen and assistant coach Dallas Robinson.

Rural schools oppose requirements

Tougher admissions standards for Colorado's four-year public colleges and universities could create problems for rural high schools, a local education official said this week.

FBLA students get down to business

Routt County high school students turned in a strong performance at a recent regional business competition.

The Record for Feb. 8

Monday, Feb. 6 8:28 a.m. A Dalmatian was running loose in the 1000 block of Merritt Street. Neighbors said the dog had been running around the area for two days. The dog was gone when officers arrived.

News in brief for Feb. 8

Two exhibits opening at Depot Art Center The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents two art exhibits that will run through March 12 at the Depot Art Center. One of the exhibits, "Locations of Consciousness," is by three Eagle Valley artists and printmakers who explore the experience of place, in themselves and in relation to their environments. The second exhibit features paintings by new artist member Amanda Adare.

Snowmobiler's heart failed

Twenty-three-year old died from an aortic aneurysm

A 23-year-old Michigan man died of an aortic aneurysm while snowmobiling near Dumont Lake on Saturday, according to autopsy results.

Council tables project decision

A project that has been in the works for a couple of years will have to wait a little longer for approval or denial. The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to table making a decision on the development plan for the Riverwalk project along Yampa Street, which would have 72 residential units, 11 deed-restricted affordable units, 35 hotel rooms, more than 32,000 square feet of commercial space and 108 underground parking garage spaces.

Hayden seeking mayor, trustees

Three people have expressed interest in running for mayor, but Hayden officials still are wondering who wants to be a trustee on the Town Board.

Town wants details about center, hotel

The Hayden Planning Com�--mission will be presented with more details about two proposed hotels and a home center at its meeting Thursday, but plan approvals aren't likely until additional engineering is complete.

School Board to study accelerated classes

The lengthy to-do list for the Steamboat Springs School Board got longer Monday night.

Our View: Fix it or lump it

Commercial jet pilots routinely make approaches to Yampa Valley Regional Airport relying only on their cockpit instruments, yet collecting parking fees remains an insurmountable challenge at our airport.