News for Tuesday, January 17, 2006

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Beauprez to make quick stop

This Congressman knows how to kick up his heels. U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, an Arvada Republican, officially began his campaign for governor Tuesday with some country-style dancing at the Grizzly Rose Saloon and Dance Emporium in Denver. Cam-paign manager John Marshall said more than 1,500 people reserved tickets for the "absolutely huge" event.

Betty Leipold: Remember uniqueness

Regarding changes coming to Lincoln Avenue, it's timely to read Lucile Bogue's book "Miracle on a Mountain." On page 50, she talks about going across the country, touting the college: "Yampa Valley College?" they would say, looking bewildered. "I never heard of it? Where is it?"

A good start for business center

Early signs indicate the new Valley View Business Park on Hayden's east side someday will fulfill the goals of the town government -- bringing more businesses to Hayden.

Man avoids train by an instant

Second accident at railroad crossing in a month

Buck Chavarria said he began to slow down well ahead of the train tracks that run through the Fish Creek mobile-home park in Steamboat Springs.

Council talks buses, sidewalks

During a discussion about transportation on Tuesday, City Council members agreed that they would like to try running a downtown circulator bus in the summer.

Sailors split road games

Hockey team beats Air Academy, falls to Pine Creek

The good news is that the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team avenged its only loss of the season Friday, defeating defending state champion Air Academy.

Top jumpers to let it fly

When the 2006 U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships open Satur-day in Steamboat Springs, Todd Lodwick is going to be a marked man.

It's all Downhill for annual event

PRCA cowboys, cowgirls take on 32nd annual Cowboy Downhill

Michael Sisk had a message for the 60 other cowboys and cowgirls gathered in Steamboat Springs for Tuesday's 32nd annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill.

Briefs for Jan. 18

Library holds Babytime program on Saturdays Bud Werner Memorial Library will resume its Babytime program Saturday mornings with a free program for babies, toddlers and their parents.

Bill & Mary Schurman: Cronkite right on again

Oh no! Now what? Mr. Middle America says that we should pull out of Iraq -- now. What will W. and his ilk do to dis Walter as they have done with anyone else who has dared to belittle W. and his war? Maybe they will say that he is just too old to know any better. Well, he was right on with Vietnam and he is right on again. Iraq is a never-ending quagmire that will continue to see our troops die for a country that surely will end up in civil war. What will W. (or his writers) say then?

Stephanie Dye: Bible class has many problems

So we return to the discussion of the "Bible in History and Literature" class to be possibly included into Steamboat Springs High School curriculum. While other world nations surge past the United States in science and math, we will now use a book that was written in the first century by a variety of writers and translated (poorly) from an ancient language to teach our students history. As the people submitting this proposal to the School Board say to themselves, "It's basically a history course using the Bible as its main text."

Hayden wrestlers have tough time in Uintah

The Hayden wrestling team has found a tournament sure to appear on the schedule next season.

Tiger ballers down Wildcats

Foul trouble limited Keenan Bruchez and Bryan Richards, but it did not stop the Hayden boys basketball team from picking up a 46-34 win against North Park in Walden on Saturday.

The Record for Jan. 18

Monday, Jan. 16 7:58 a.m. A woman requested an ambulance for a person with a broken ankle at Fourth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The individual was transported and treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Our View: Addressing affordable housing

Conversations about issues needing to be addressed in Steamboat Springs and Routt County often get around to affordable housing.