News for Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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Salazar opponent visits today

Scott Tipton could face a tough battle to represent the Western Slope in the nation's capital. If the election for Congress in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District were held tomorrow, Tipton, a Republican from Cortez, would square off against U.S. Rep. John Salazar, a Democrat from Manassa.

Our View: A sense of mission

The security of the residents of the Yampa Valley was diminished, perhaps permanently, in September when Yampa Valley Medical Center officials announced the hospital would not re-establish a locally based air ambulance service. And that's why we find ourselves troubled by the initial reaction of Federal Aviation Administration officials to proposals meant to make air ambulance operations safer.

The Record for Feb. 1

Monday, Jan. 30 2:14 a.m. A Steamboat Springs Transit bus driver reported seeing a man dressed in dark clothes lying face down on the ground near Village Drive and Walton Creek Road. Officers and medics were not able to find the man.

Officials to discuss open seat

The Hayden Town Board will discuss whom to recommend for an open seat on the Routt County Planning Commission when it meets Thursday.

Hearing set for S. Routt Medical Center

South Routt Medical Center officials' plan to get a mill levy on the May 2 ballot is moving forward.

Justice center firm chosen

FCI Constructors, with a winning bid of slightly less than $13.5 million, will build Routt County's controversial new justice center.

Sailors, Sun Devils clash on ice

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team hosts Kent Denver tonight in one of the biggest games of the season for the Sailors.

High schools could pool resources

Grab a hammer and get on the bus.

Hair salon thief strikes

Shampoo, equipment, credit card slips taken

Laura Stamp couldn't believe her eyes when she walked into her almost unrecognizable Steam-boat Springs hair salon Monday morning.

Diabetes: Avoiding a preventable disease

Yampa Valley Medical Center exhibit highlights causes, treatment

Research has shown that Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease, yet between 6 percent and 7 percent of Americans have it.

Routt County trio wrestling champs

Iacovetto, Schlegel, Haskins win in Rangely

The Hayden High School wrestling team took fourth place, and Soroco finished sixth at the Rangely Tournament on Saturday.

MacCarthy skis to a top finish

Sarah MacCarthy returned to Soldier Hollow last week for the first time since a disappointing performance at the U.S. National Cross-Country Championships earlier this month.

Tigers strong in fourth quarter

Hayden basketball team plays Grand Valley for second

The Hayden High School boys basketball team got the fourth-quarter effort it wanted and the free-throw percentage it needed in a 59-43 win against Rangely on Saturday in Hayden.

Hayden surveys buildings

On the eve of Hayden's centennial birthday, historians and architects are taking a serious look at downtown buildings.

Man pleads guilty in alcohol case

A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty Monday to providing alcohol to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. As part of the plea agreement reached with the District Attorney's Office, the man will not serve time in jail.

Briefs for Feb. 1

Deadline today to apply to arts school and camp