News for Tuesday, January 24, 2006

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Shop class more than birdhouses

At first glance, Mark Wilson's woodshop at Hayden High School seems like any other shop class. Music plays in the background, students shout over the noise, and dust makes eyes water.

Zoning ordinance discussed

City Council passes first affordable-housing step

After about three hours of discussion and public comment, the Steamboat Springs City Council approved unanimously on Tuesday the first reading of an ordinance meant to bring affordable housing to Steamboat.

Bridge decision postponed

Soul Center of the Universe Bridge may be renamed Stockbridge

The Steamboat Springs City Council delayed on Tuesday the decision between naming a local bridge after a soul singer or after the area's ranching heritage.

New forum mulled for rejected Bible class

A day after the Steamboat Springs School Board rejected an elective high school class using the Bible as its main text, a parent who led support for the class said he hoped to see it taught elsewhere.

X marks the spot for local skier

Somewhere near the top of Gina Gmeiner's to-do list, among the items not already crossed out with a red line, you will find the Winter X Games.

Our View: One tragic death too many

The Colorado Department of Transportation should erect flashing signs along U.S. Highway 40 at Rabbit Ears Pass to warn motorists that snowmobiles might be crossing the road.

Luxury subdivision praised

Elk Mountain Ranch borders lower Elk River

County commissioners had praise Tuesday for the developers of 62 rural estates that will change land ownership patterns but preserve some of the agricultural practices in the lower Elk River Valley.

School Board OKs language program

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday added a foreign language program and two career classes in district schools, placed the North Routt Community Charter Elementary School on conditional accreditation for a year and approved an external audit of special education services in the district.

Iacovetto, Schlegel win league titles

The Soroco wrestling team crowned two champions, and Hayden finished fourth as a team at Saturday's Western Slope League Tournament in Paonia.

Briefs for Jan. 25

CMC theater instructor organizing trip to Denver

Steamboat hockey wins two on road

The Steamboat Springs hockey team had 96 shots on goal in two road wins during the weekend.

The Record for Jan. 25

11:43 a.m. A Steamboat Springs man with two outstanding warrants turned himself in to the Routt County Sheriff's Office.