News for Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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Rams, Tigers headed to league tournament; Sailors host triangular

Meeker dominated Tuesday's wrestling dual against Hayden, but Tiger Mitchell Doolin made a statement at 125 pounds. The freshman pinned Kyle Stout on a headlock three days after the Meeker sophomore took second in the two-day Uintah Tournament in Utah.

Warm colors, new furniture

Routt County Human Services dedicates new offices

Michael Sidinger recently was called to the Steamboat Springs police station to pick up three runaway juveniles from another state. He kept them up talking for several hours before transferring them to Routt County Human Services. Then he did something he could not have done several months ago.

Man to accept plea in car theft case

An 18-year-old man accused of stealing a car and leading police on a high-speed chase on Lincoln Avenue has reached a disposition in his case. On Wednesday, the man's case was bound to District Court.

School brings homespun fun to young pioneers

Elementary students use blueberry ink, learn to square dance in activities

In teaching her students about pioneer life, Katie Knezevich learned a new use for blueberries. Knezevich's second-graders at Strawberry Park Elementary School and those in three other second-grade classes took part in "Pioneer Day" on Wednesday morning. Students sat clustered around tables in Knezevich's classroom, dipping the stems of feathers into cups of blueberry juice and drawing pictures and letters with the makeshift quill pens and ink.

The Record for Jan. 19

7:32 p.m. Three men wearing nothing but underwear and baseball caps reportedly ran through a restaurant in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. The men ran through the back door of the establishment. Officers were unable to find them.

o complaints about four-day weeks

For Hayden school officials, no news is hopefully good news. At a meeting of the Hayden School Board on Wednesday night, board members and district administrators discussed community feedback about the four-day school weeks that began Dec. 2 and will continue into March. The shortened weeks are designed to give teachers time to plan and integrate curriculum -- and to give struggling students time to receive specialized tutoring -- every Friday during the winter.

Snowmobiler died on tour

Never before in the nine years that Marcia and Jason Cobb have owned Steamboat Snowmobile Tours has a client been badly hurt. But last week, a Michigan woman died when she was hit by a truck while crossing U.S. Highway 40 near Dumont Lake on a snowmobile.

Engagements for Jan. 15

Mattimore-Warnke

James and Patricia Mattimore of Long Island, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianne Mattimore of Steamboat Springs, to Carl Warnke of Steamboat.

Base area projects proposed

The creation of an urban renewal authority for Steamboat Springs' mountain base area has spurred several policy changes. Soon, some of the URA's visual effects will become apparent.

Democrat joins race for Sheriff's Office

Gary Wall said he knows his political philosophies are different than the typical candidate and that his 40 years working in law enforcement haven't been as traditional as some people's.

Births for Jan. 15

Zachary James Cardenas, son of Jacqueline and James Cardenas of Oak Creek, was born at 8:09 p.m. Jan. 1, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 18.25 inches long. His siblings are Johnathan and Felica. His grandparents are Sue and Ken Cardenas of Yampa; and Norma Jones of California.

Briefs for Jan. 19

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Tuesday Night Recreational Jumping series is Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. through March 7. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on jumping nights. The cost is $12 a night, and jumpers must have a lift ticket and a helmet. No experience is necessary. Call 879-0695.

Commission to review project

The Routt County Planning Commission tonight will review the largest land preservation subdivision ever proposed in Routt County.

Steamboat skiers breathe easy in high-altitude terrain

The steep hills and high altitude of the Eldora Nordic Center did little to slow Steam�--boat Springs skier Kath�--erine Ingalls as she cruised to victory in Saturday's Junior Olympic qualifying race.

Athletes brave grueling contest

Here's the scenario. It's a cold, Sunday morning. The cross-country ski race is ready to start. A man entered in the male competitive division heads to the line.