News for Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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Jumping series kicks off today

Brendan Doran was only 10 years old when he made a decision that would change his life.

Our View: Stick up for development standards

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission and the city's planning staff should be commended for sticking to their guns in April, when developers proposed a project -- anchored by a 14,820-square-foot Walgreens store -- that didn't measure up to the city's "big-box" ordinance.

Bill Marolt: Thanks from ski team

On behalf of our entire U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, I would like to extend my thanks to the Steamboat Springs community for its support of our recent U.S. Olympic Team Trials. This was truly an outstanding event with tremendous support from the community in terms of event organization and spectator support.

Kenneth Michael White: Not that simple

The case of Don Nord (Steamboat Pilot & Today, Jan. 1) is more complex than the rule that Congress is superior to the states and therefore state officials can enforce federal drug prohibition against medical marijuana patients.

Sheriff will not run for 4th term

After serving 12 years as Routt County sheriff, John Warner will not seek a fourth term.

Shuttle bus collides with dump truck

Slick roads and excessive speed caused a shuttle bus operated by Alpine Taxi to collide with a dump truck Tuesday, closing a portion of Walton Creek Road for about an hour, police officers said. No one was injured in the accident.

Coal mine works at safety

As rescuers searched Tuesday for workers trapped in a West Virginia coal mine, a local administrator praised the safety record and procedures at a coal mine in Routt County.

New Year's baby marks first birth of 2006 in city

Couple's fourth child arrives weeks ahead of schedule

Jackie Cardenas was waiting tables at her sister-in-law's restaurant Friday when she felt the first contraction. That contraction started a two-day labor process that brought Zachary James into the world.

Freestyle skiers get testy

Athletes get practice at regional meet

Last week, the best freestyle skiers in the country came to the U.S. Team Trials looking for a chance to go to the 2006 Winter Games.

The Record for Jan. 4

Monday, Jan. 2 12:42 a.m. A man reported a dog bite in the 3000 block of Aspenwood Drive.

Briefs for Jan. 4

Man faces charges instolen ski pass incident Steamboat Springs police have identified the man who reportedly stole a one-day ski pass from a 12-year-old girl Sunday.

Ice rink off to a bumpy season

Last winter, high temperatures prevented the Hayden Parks and Recreation Department from opening the town's portable ice skating rink.

Harland Ranney: Snow problem

My family spent four pleasant days in Steamboat Springs during Christmas week. Because my wife and I don't ski, we spent time shopping and dining downtown, which, I am sure, is music to the ears of merchants and restaurant owners. So I was surprised that Steamboat Springs is so lax regarding sidewalk snow removal.

Winter's tale of the tape

December snowfall cracks into top 5

December snowfall totals at Steamboat Ski Area ranked among the top five in the past 25 years. The ski area received 94 inches at mid-mountain in the past month.