News for Wednesday, January 4, 2006



Sergeant to run for sheriff

One day after Routt County Sheriff John Warner announced he would not be running for sheriff, Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ray Birch said he was.

Staff salary, contract negotiations today

Salary and contract negotiations for next year's school district staff are scheduled to begin tonight.

Commission to discuss affordable housing

Steamboat Springs planning commissioners will have a special meeting tonight to discuss affordable housing.

The Record for Jan. 5

Tuesday, Dec. 3 12:07 a.m. Two people in the 3100 block of Ingles Lane reportedly were arguing loudly. The residents of the home were advised to keep their shouting down.

Man pleads guilty to stealing snowboard

A Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty in Routt County District Court on Wednesday to stealing a snowboard and possessing less than 1 gram of cocaine.

Texas fans keep airport busy

January traffic makes a big impression on airport veteran

Hook 'em Horns was the mantra of the day at Yampa Valley Regional Airport at midday Wednesday. Excited young travelers deplaned from Houston and Dallas in time to check into their condos and watch tonight's Rose Bowl tilt between the University of Texas and the University of Southern California.

School bus ads raise debate

Steamboat Springs school officials soon may be talking about following a neighbor's lead and allowing advertisements on buses.

News in brief for Jan. 5

Rabbit Ears Pass closes Wednesday afternoon Rabbit Ears Pass was closed for about two hours on Wednesday afternoon because of inclement weather and a jack-knifed semi-trailer.

Best of both worlds

Residents enjoy ice rink in winter, basketball court in summer

Residents living west of Steamboat Springs have 5,000 square feet of fun to enjoy year-round.

Free-heeled run arrives at Howelsen

Howelsen Hill has been the site of many rodeos during the years, but very few of them have been scheduled for January.

Man facing marijuana charges arrested

An 18-year-old Colorado Mountain College student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion he stole about $2,000 worth of ski and snowboarding equipment from a business where he worked.

Man pleads guilty to possession of psilocybin

A Wheat Ridge man accused of numerous drug infractions pleaded guilty in Routt County District Court on Wednesday to possessing less than 1 gram of psilocybin, a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms.


Steamboat defeats rival Battle Mountain for first time

Between the second and third periods of the Steamboat Springs hockey team's game, Aretha Franklin's hit "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" began blaring from the Howelsen Ice Arena rafters.