News for Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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Our View: Walking the line

The U.S. Forest Service is right to step up efforts to educate snowmobilers about new boundary regulations in the Routt National Forest.

Hayden Valley Press grabs awards

The Hayden Valley Press won seven first-place awards at the Colorado Press Association Convention. The awards were presented Saturday during a ceremony at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

Pamela Burwell: Stop wasting money

Until recently, I had assumed the City Council was a fair and unbiased body that was interested in upholding legal standards previous councils had implemented. After a year of watching continuing building moratoriums placed on targeted property at the request of a minority of vociferous neighbors with personal agendas, I begin to wonder.

From Stockholm to Steamboat

Swedish students visit for three weeks through exchange

Oskar Nygren walked carefully -- with jittery, dancing steps -- down a hallway Tuesday at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Sean P. Colgan: Olympic whiner

Todd Lodwick's comments denigrating his teammate on the Nordic combined squad were despicable. Apparently, Lodwick has learned nothing in his four Olympic teams about sportsmanship. Unfortunately, he is just another professional Olympic whiner.

New planning employee sets goals

When he was selecting his next job, Brian Berndt looked all over the West.

Helping adults help youths

Workshop will focus on encouraging children to succeed

The Routt County Human Resource Coalition on Thursday will present an informational session for community members about encouraging youths.

Seniors, bring your input Friday

Planners interested in ideas about community center

Hayden seniors should bring their imaginations at noon Friday at The Haven Assisted Living Center to let planners know how they would like to use a new community center.

Sailors succumb

Steamboat downed by illness, injury, Indians

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team fell victim to bad timing last weekend. After playing its best ball of the season Feb. 17 and 18 in road wins at Rifle and Glenwood Springs, the Sailors succumbed to injuries and illness in the opening-round of the state tournament Friday.

Lender to get most in auction

Textron Financial will claim 85 percent of Grand proceeds

When the remaining ownership fractions in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel go up for auction March 18, Textron Financial Corp. will claim 85 percent of the gross proceeds.

Fund Board to set budget

Amount will determine education spending from sales tax

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board members will have money on their minds tonight.

Changing the way we vote

New machines will eliminate paper ballots, traditional polling places

Routt County is one step closer to changing the way people vote. The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase 34 new voting machines from HART Intercivic.

Eighth-graders above .500

Paul Draper, coach of Steamboat Springs Middle School's eighth-grade girls basketball team, thinks of the sport as a balancing act.

On the way up

Dierdorff, Ladley on USASA team

Mick Dierdorff and Matt Ladley are two of North America's top young snowboarders.

News in brief for March 1

Teens on Tour program outing March 10 and 11 The city of Steamboat Springs' Teens on Tour program is holding its next outing March 10 and 11, when teens will take a shuttle to Denver. In Denver, they will shop at Colorado Mills mall, eat dinner at Fat City and have the opportunity to play laser tag, bumper cars, roller skate, bowl or play miniature golf, among other activities. On March 11, the teens will swim in the hotel pool and visit the Denver Aquarium.

The Record for March 1

Monday, Feb. 27 1:11 a.m. Someone reported a suspicious-looking vehicle in the 800 block of Dougherty Road.

County assessor wants planning job

A vacancy on the Hayden Town Planning Commission soon may be filled.

Chamber may hand off events

Volunteers on the Hayden Chamber Association are "burned out" and there is no consistency or tangible organization to the group, according to minutes from the Feb. 21 meeting.

Seventh-graders finish third in league

With limited experience and a more limited schedule, Steamboat Springs Middle School's seventh-grade basketball team feels as if it's playing catch-up.