News for Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Americans confident heading into Nordic combined team event

Less than 24 hours before the start of the Nordic combined team event, the American team appeared relaxed and carefree.

Schools could power up

Hayden district considering computer system upgrade

The time could be right for the Hayden School District to upgrade its computer system.

Our View: Big boxes on our terms

The proposed Walgreens development on U.S. Highway 40 near Steamboat Crossings is an example of how the planning process can and should work in our community.

City, county change boundary rules

City and county officials agreed Tuesday to allow more flexibility in the criteria for land to become part of the Urban Growth Boundary.

Steamboat U12 girls crowned champions

The Steamboat Springs U12 girls hockey team won its division of the Adele Dombrowski Girls Tournament on Sunday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

2006 Winter Olympics TV schedule

3 to 4 p.m. -- Women's speed skating team pursuit competition; women's short-track speed skating 500-meter semifinal.

Woman gets probation in stabbing

A 35-year-old Canadian woman was sentenced to three years of supervised probation for the stabbing of a Steamboat Springs man on Thanksgiving.

Sailors to host playoff hockey

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team is hoping to build on momentum gained from a Saturday win against Kent Denver when the playoffs begin Friday.

Dispute turns into standoff

Hayden man faces abuse, weapons charges after 3-hour incident

An argument between a married couple escalated into a three-hour standoff with police Tuesday morning in Hayden.

Today editor returns

Scott Stanford has returned as editor of the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Drivers increase whistle-blowing

Parking lot ice a growing issue

Like ice across town, concerns about the Strawberry Park school complex parking lot keep getting thicker. At a meeting of the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night, three school district bus drivers -- along with Michael Loomis, a former School Board member and bus driver -- reiterated their concerns about the icy, snow-packed, "chaotic" parking lot between Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School. Loomis said the area is "an accident waiting to happen."

Ligety upstages Miller for gold

Not that long ago, Ted Ligety was everything Bode Miller is not: unknown, unsponsored, unaccomplished.

Big night looms for Bloom

Jeremy Bloom has stood inside the 20-yard line waiting for a punt so many times, he can't imagine nerves being a problem when he's in the starting gate.

Tiger girls advance in the district

Neither the Hayden nor West Grand girls basketball teams played well Tuesday, but the Tigers will advance to Saturday's first-round district game after a 37-23 win in Hayden.

The Record for Feb. 15

10:47 a.m. A 19-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of driving with a defective tail lamp, driving with expired temporary tags, not having registration or insurance for the car and driving without a valid driver's license near Walton Creek and Whistler roads.

U.S. responds to Finland with poise

A big scare for the U.S. women's hockey team turned into a laugher -- and a lesson.

Centennial celebration on its way

Final plans are being made to celebrate and pay tribute to the town of Hayden, which will turn 100 years old March 13.

Cattle auction in April

The date still is a couple months away, but Marsha Daughenbaugh of the Com-munity Agriculture Alliance wants to remind area ranchers that the Northwestern Colorado Bull Sale is April 8.

Injuries leave more questions in downhill

The biggest question heading into the women's downhill today isn't who'll win -- it's who'll race.

Briefs for Feb. 15

The city of Steamboat Springs is looking for applicants to serve on the Historic Preservation Advisory Com�--mission. The commission meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The commission provides guidance, education, resources and review to preserve, protect and restore the elements of the built, natural and cultural environment that define the character of Steamboat. The commission needs applicants in professional positions such as architects, historians, archaeologists and architectural historians. Other interested applicants also should apply. For more information or an application, call 871-8215. Applications also are available at www.steamboatsprings.net.

Man convicted in meth deal

A jury on Tuesday convicted a 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man of selling methamphetamine near Soda Creek Elementary School.

Pit operators want rule lifted

The operators of a gravel pit that inspired 11 months of public debate in 2000 and 2001 are asking the county to remove restrictions dictating how much gravel they can mine.