News for Friday, June 16, 2006

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Brown opening the books

CU president leading reforms at troubled university

For about the past year, University of Colorado President Hank Brown probably has felt like he's been at a bad cocktail party -- he keeps having the same conversations over and over.

County braces for impact

As many as 20,000 Rainbow Family members begin exodus to forest

Jacob, Dusty, Josh and Dana have spent the past two days hitchhiking from Portland, Ore. They hopped into the back of pickup along U.S. Highway 40 Friday evening for the last stretch of their journey. Their destination is a campground just north of Hahn's Peak in North Routt County, where 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected to gather in the coming weeks for this year's Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering.

High and Dry

No-show spring sparks fire danger

A common theme emerges while traveling through Northwest Colorado: vegetation is suffering from weather that has gotten hot, fast.

Fivesome breezes to victory in Golf Classic

Event raises nearly $40,000

It was a scramble to the finish Wednesday at the 31st annual Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors Scholarship Golf Classic.

Grant writer resigns

Fourth school officials leave in 3 months

The shake-ups continue in the administrative office of the Steamboat Springs School District. Grants writer Sue Gariepy, hired in summer 2005, announced her resignation this week. She is the fourth administrator to leave the district in three months. Technology director Cathleen Nardi and nutritional services director Darcy Trask resigned in March, shortly before director of curriculum and instruction Ann Sims withdrew her name from consideration for contract renewal, effectively resigning from the position.

Locals given ski awards

Steamboat Springs was a fitting setting for the 43rd annual Colorado Ski Country USA meeting and forum. During Thursday's awards ceremony, three Steamboat residents won awards recognizing them as the state's top performers in their respective positions within the ski industry.

Chautauqua focuses on land, heritage

John Stansfield has been told by audience members that he reminds them of their grandfathers. In Stansfield's case, it's a compliment.

Take the bite out of West Nile

Officials offer ways to avoid deadly mosquito virus

Health officials are urging Routt County residents to protect themselves against the deadly West Nile virus by being cautious when outside and ridding the area of mosquito breeding grounds.