News for Wednesday, June 7, 2006

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Scott Stanford: Ready for a busy summer

School's out for summer, and so is our Sunday education page.

Al-Zarqawi dead

Most-wanted terrorist in Iraq killed in pinpoint airstrike

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safehouse, officials said Thursday. His death was a long-sought victory in the war in Iraq.

Triumph on the Thunderhead

Mountain bikers climb gondola trail during Town Challenge racing series

Essam Welch joked that he was tired of chasing Barkley Robinson on mountain bike trails.

Board debates home funding

Members of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's board of directors remain unsure about whether to ask voters to provide a dedicated source of funding for affordable housing in the region.

Oak Creek ponders marijuana proposal

Town considers another resolution to support amendment limiting federal scope

It's no secret that town of Oak Creek officials support medicinal marijuana.

Council sets city manager's contract

Alan Lanning, Steamboat Springs' new city manager, will make $120,000 a year in addition to benefits, according to a contract approved Tuesday.

Harbor Hotel up for review

The Harbor Hotel redevelopment project tonight will make what is expected to be its final appearance before the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission. However, the City Council must give final approval for the downtown project before construction can begin.

Adult tourney brings USTA tennis action to Steamboat

The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs will serve up a more experienced brand of tennis this weekend during the United States Tennis Association's Inter�--mountain Senior Sectional.

Chamber hosts golf fundraiser to benefit youths

Eighty-seven golfers turned out Wednesday for a tournament designed to assist the next generation of community business leaders.

Holmquist to speak about addiction

Free presentation explains, explores alcoholism, drug abuse

From the depths of a dangerous drug or alcohol addiction, Fred Holmquist sees hope.