News for Sunday, June 18, 2006



Clark Store tries to get ready

Rainbow map singles out store as last chance for supplies

Rod Weed was one of the first people Susan Saari called. Weed owns the Likely General Store in Likely, Calif. Saari manages the Clark Store, 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs. Weed's store was the closest place for supplies for the 1984 and 2004 Rainbow Gatherings. Saari's store will be the closest supply outlet for the 2006 gathering July 1 to 7 in North Routt County.

Hepatitis defense for babies

Yampa Valley Medical Center and hospitals across the country are protecting infants from the potentially fatal Hepatitis B virus. Newborn babies at YVMC now receive the "birth dose" of Hepatitis B vaccine.

School Board to review survey results

The Steamboat Springs School Board will review the results of a recent survey tonight. The survey includes interviews with 303 Steamboat Springs voters, conducted by Hill Research Consultants June 4 through June 6. Along with questions about the performance of local schools, the interviews gauged possible voter response to a $600,000 mill levy override, or property tax increase, which the district could place on local ballots in November.

The Record for June 17

Tom Ross: The very best 10-mile hike June has to offer

Fathers' Day brings snow-butt sliding at Long Lake near Fish Creek Falls

This was supposed to be the weekend when we went cross-country skiing on Father's Day for only the second time in 10 years. Instead, I settled for June snow-butt sliding at Long Lake on the day before Father's Day. We made some nice turns even though we left our skis at home.

Public viewing at Elkhead

Tour offers one-time chance to see dam before completion

Moffat and Routt County residents wondering why $30 million is being spent to enlarge the Elkhead Reservoir Dam will have their chance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The Colorado River District plans to host an open house for the public to view the construction work that will raise the dam straddling the Routt and Moffat County border by 25 feet and will almost double the reservoir's water storage.