News for Friday, June 2, 2006

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Hayden expands south

About 2,000 homes could be built in town during coming years

It took seven years for developer Ron Sills and his partners to break ground, and it may be 12 to 20 years before more than 2,000 homes could be built on their 900 acres of land on the south side of Hayden.

Summertime slopes

Steamboat's plastic-covered ski jump opens for season

The green plastic is a little slicker -- and a little more painful -- than snow, but Brett Denney doesn't care.

Girl Scouts receive prestigious award

Teens honored for community interest

Sarah Bockelman and Katie Matteo aren't your typical Girl Scouts. The graduating Steamboat Springs High School seniors are the first two Steamboat Girl Scouts to earn the Gold Award in at least two decades. The Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council serves approximately 2,200 girls in 13 counties, and it awarded only four Gold Awards this year. The Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award a Girl Scout can earn. It took Bockelman and Matteo three years to complete the requirements for the award. The work included recruiting an adult adviser, spending 30 hours in a leadership role, spending 40 hours doing career exploration, earning five interest project badges and spending 50 hours on a project that benefits the community.

Pleasing a virtual market

Speaker urges travel industry changes

Step down from your milk crate and put the megaphone in the attic.

Bald eagle population soaring

Colorado Division of Wildlife officials spent the past two days tagging baby bald eagles in some of Routt County's eight known active nests. It's a bigger job than it was 26 years ago. When District Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins came to the area in 1980, there was only one active nest. In the late 1970s, when the bald eagle was added to the endangered species list, there was only one known active nest in all of Colorado.

Police officers resign from department

Two Steamboat Springs police officers have resigned from their positions with the department.

Lacrosse local now competing in NCAA

As if the booming local popularity of lacrosse was not evident enough during last weekend's 33-team youth tournament and the growing Steamboat Springs High School and men's adult league teams, Steamboat lacrosse players are now popping up on the NCAA grid.

Resort Environmental Fund increases

Ski Corp. will award more than $30,000 in grants this year

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s mission statement asserts their commitment to enhancing the environment. Now in its third year, the company's Environmental Fund continues to work to accomplish that goal.

Wind powers Centennial Hall

$5,000 in 'green tag' renewable energy certificates purchased

The city of Steamboat Springs recently purchased renewable energy certificates from wind farms.

Arson suspected in U-Haul fire

Couple's belongings destroyed in blaze shortly before moving

An early-morning fire Thursday destroyed a U-Haul moving van and the belongings of a Routt County family.

Home sweet home

Chocolate Soup settles into Grand location

Lisa Ciraldo-Freese and her husband, Michael Freese, think the ingredients they bring to Chocolate Soup will provide a recipe for success.