News for Monday, January 30, 2006



News in brief for Jan. 31

Radio station looking for listener feedback The operators of WWFM 91.1 and 92.7 are looking for feedback from listeners. The station recently shut down its 92.7 translator as officials determine whether transmission from an Emerald Mountain tower is needed to provide coverage to the area. WWFM listeners who are experiencing a loss of reception of the classical music station can call Lynn Abbott at 870-6673.

Steamboat schools turn up the juice

These aren't the sugar-infused, food-coloring-laden Slush Puppies of years past. The new Slush Puppies brand-name fruit drinks, unveiled last year, are 100 percent fruit juice and come in flavors such as orange mango, cool blue raspberry and kiwi strawberry.

Manthei tops team, captures cup title

For years, David Manthei has been chasing the elite pack of riders that lead the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Alpine snowboarding program.

Outage cuts power for 5,700 customers

Skiers and snowboarders had a little extra time to talk on the lifts Monday. About 5,700 Yampa Valley Electric Association customers, including Steamboat Ski Area and Yampa Valley Medical Center, lost power for about 10 minutes after an equipment failure just before noon at the Mount Werner substation.

Justice Center moves ahead

Commissioners expected to select construction firm

Routt County Commissioners are expected today to select the company that will construct the new justice center.

The Record for Jan. 31

Sunday, Jan. 29 2:28 a.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. A 2002 silver Volkswagon was damaged.

Lodwick back in World Cup

A six-week absence from the World Cup tour doesn't seem to have hurt Steamboat Springs skier Todd Lodwick.

Teen assaulted on mountain

A 52-year-old Littleton man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of repeatedly punching a 16-year-old girl in the head and neck after a collision at Steamboat Ski Area.

Wildly dry snow falls on Steamboat

The snow that fell in Steamboat Springs overnight Saturday and on Sunday was out of the ordinary. It was "wild snow," according to longtime Steamboat weather observer and avalanche expert Art Judson. Not that there is such a thing as tame snow.

Wildlife official to meet public

Tom Burke took his 24-year-old goddaughter on a successful cow elk hunt in Craig in early January. The trip reminded Burke that there's more to a hunt than claiming a trophy.

Shaw hard to beat

For the second day in a row, there was no beating Johanna Shaw on her home hill.