News for Friday, February 10, 2006

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Area school parking lots: a slippery situation

Excessive amounts of snow and ice have turned the high-traffic parking lot between Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School into a potentially dangerous area, school bus drivers and district officials say.

Texan wins America's first gold of 2006

Chad Hedrick cut through the ice in his first Olympic race - arms swinging furiously, body gently swaying, mouth hanging open. When he crossed the line, flipped back his hood and caught a glimpse of the scoreboard, it was time to let out a Texas-sized yell.

Alborn, Jones qualify for jumping final

Schwall just misses cut

Americans Alan Alborn and Clint Jones jumped well enough Saturday to qualify for today's Olympic normal hill individual event in Pragelato, Italy.

Teachers fine-tune methods

Students think and learn in different ways, so they sometimes need to be taught in different ways to succeed, district teachers learned Friday during an in-service work day.

Lodwick can't overcome illness

Steamboat star finishes eighth in first event

Todd Lodwick had Nordic combined skiing in his heart Saturday, but football seemed to be the only thing on his mind.

People-mover gondola explored

If built, a proposed people-mover gondola from the Meadows Parking Lot to the base of the Steamboat Ski Area would differ significantly from the gondola that ferries skiers and snowboarders to the summit of Thunderhead.

Police use Taser gun on arrested man

A 31-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Thurs�--day night after police said they shot him with a Taser gun for refusing to comply with police orders during an altercation.

Tutoring service accepting students

A new tutoring service is helping local students with unconventional schedules keep up with their schoolwork.

Crash on Rabbit Ears injures four

Four people suffered minor to serious injuries in a car crash on Rabbit Ears Pass on Friday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Caldron heralds Olympics

The 2006 Winter Olympics have begun.

Man convicted of assault

Sybrandt faces punishment for array of other charges

One year and one day after a 31-year-old Clark man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a Steamboat Springs office and fondling a woman, a jury of eight men and four women found the man guilty of unlawful sexual contact, second-degree burglary, false imprisonment and violating a protection order.

Sweetheart cross-country race on Sunday

Bill Philip has a sweet race for cross-country skiing enthusiasts.