News for Wednesday, February 8, 2006



Special jumping: Jumpers look to close gap

In the life of a special jumper, the difference between making the podium and just making the cut for the finals is measured in terms of meters and points.

Town Board to discuss flood prevention

The Oak Creek Town Board tonight will discuss how to prepare the town for what could be record flooding when the winter snow beings to melt.

Talented skiers face uncertainty

A quick glance suggests the U.S. Nordic combined team should be fully loaded in Italy this month and ready to claim the Olympic medal it so narrowly missed in Utah in 2002.

Freestylers finding their place

It's hard to believe that freestyle skiing has been an official Olympic sport since only 1992, when Nelson Carmichael and Donna Weinbrecht grabbed the hearts, and more important the attention, of a new breed of skier in Albertville.

Fueling the Olympic flame

This month, the best skiers and snowboarders Steamboat Springs has to offer will arrive in Turin, Italy, prepared to write the latest chapter in our town's legendary Olympic history.

Torch-carrying cowboy is this year's button

It's not easy to combine the rustic ambience of a Colorado mountain town with the tradition and competitive drive of the Olympic games, but Melissa Walsh found a way.

City may institute safety program

The city of Steamboat Springs is asking walkers and drivers to be safe. The city's Public Works Department is working to inform people about walking and driving with care. The informational effort may develop into an organized program, said Jim Weber, the city's director of public works.

Several Steamboat Springs wrestlers have shot at state

For the first time in four years, several Steamboat Springs wrestlers head to the Region 3 tournament with realistic hopes of advancing to the 2006 Colorado State Wrestling Championships.

Walgreens build considered

Public benefits must outweigh environmental concerns

Steamboat Springs planning commissioners will look tonight at a project that would bring a Walgreens drug store to Steamboat.

Vacationers arrive for carnival

Steamboat resorts benefit from increased travel

Steamboat Springs' resort lodging properties will be more than 85 percent full for Winter Carnival this weekend, when 13,300 visitors are expected to arrive. After a projected mid-week slump Wednesday, mountain condominiums will be more than 90 percent full for Presidents Day weekend, from Feb. 18 to 20.

News in brief for Feb. 9

Historic designation applications due Wednesday Applications for the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due to the county commissioners' office (second floor of the courthouse annex) by Wednesday. The applications will be reviewed by the Routt County Historic Preservation Board at its quarterly meeting March 8. Call Dee Bolton at 879-0108.

Knowledge team finds marbles, victory

The Knowledge Bowl team at Steamboat Springs High School earned a victory on Friday at Moffat County High School in Craig.

'One of the greatest spectacles'

The invisible leather belt tightened around Billy Kidd's chest, choking his breath and momentarily paralyzing the legs that eventually would lead him to a silver medal in the slalom.

You be the judge

What to look for in Turin

A look at the sports featured in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Alpine skiing: Lalive's Olympic hopes dashed

"Medal hopes" aren't words used when talking about the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team. It's more like " medal expectations."

The Record for Feb. 9

Tuesday, Feb. 7 9:04 a.m. A 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with expired plates near Elk River Road and Curve Court.

Snowboarding: U.S. poised for medal haul

The U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team may win the most medals of any American team in Italy.

Chariots provide pulse for Winter Carnival activities

If the street events represent the heart of Steamboat Springs' storied Winter Carnival weekend, then the chariot racing provides the beat -- hoof beats, that is.

Residents alerted to scams

Two Routt County women -- one from Hayden and one from Steamboat Springs--recently were confronted by a common telephone scam.

Rams, Tigers head to regionals

Top four at each weight advance to state

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

Quiet city to host the world

It has been Turin's fate -- curse? good fortune? -- to be depicted not by foreigners (who gravitate south) but by transplanted Italians (Calvino, Cesare Pavese) and native sons and daughters (Primo Levi, Natalia Ginzburg).