News for Sunday, January 15, 2006

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The Record for Jan. 16

1:28 p.m. A man reported a hit-and-run, noninjury vehicle accident at Howelsen Hill. Police said a 52-year-old woman, on the way to pick up her children, backed into a vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses thought the woman was intoxicated and reported the incident. The woman then reportedly backed into another vehicle. Police arrived and arrested her on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Police said the woman had not yet picked up her children at the time of the accidents.

Chaps, cowboy hats required

Cowboy Downhill in its 32nd year at Steamboat Ski Area

One of Steamboat Ski Area's most unusual events returns to the slopes Tuesday. The 32nd annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill takes over Headwall run at 1:30 p.m. with an entertaining dual slalom race.

Briefs for Jan. 16

Yampa Valley Medical Center needs volunteers for its lobby information desk and the pain management department. Various hours and shifts are available. Call volunteer coordinator Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146 for more information.

Area legislators get their bills moving

Area legislators Jack Taylor and Al White quickly got down to work this week, introducing seven bills during the first three days of the legislative session at the Capitol in Denver.

S. Routt plans for preschool

The South Routt School Board plans to decide within a month on a site for the South Routt Early Learning Center.

Tom Ross: Snow-driving emergency declared

Secret and rarely used journalistic powers of ordinance invoked

By the power vested in me as an official newspaper guy, I hereby declare a snow-driving emergency in Steamboat Springs. I have exercised my right to invoke an "ordinance by citizen." Henceforth, all motorists shall affix a warning device to the top of their radio antennae so that their fellow motorists might be able discern their rapid approach behind that giant snowbank at the intersection.