News for Monday, June 19, 2006

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Local artist wins quilt awards

David Taylor was sewing his own Halloween costumes by age 10.

Hayden to start daylong kindergarten

Kindergarten will be an all-day affair in Hayden beginning this fall. The district received word earlier this month that it will receive funding to expand kindergarten classes from half to full days thanks to additional money made available from the state's Colorado Preschool Kindergarten Program.

Board split on two fronts

3-2 vote approves administrator salaries, charter school funds

The Steamboat Springs School Board split votes on two issues Monday night.

The Record for June 20

Sunday, June 18 2:21 a.m. A man reported a drunken man loitering at a business in the 100 block of Trafalgar Drive. Police contacted the man who was waiting for a ride.

Hayden teen accepts plea

Five days in jail, probation part of deal in branding case

An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to being involved in the branding of several Hayden juveniles with a heated coat hanger.

West of Steamboat Springs plan a go

Group raises affordable-housing requirement to 20 percent

More than a year after Routt County and Steamboat Springs started working on revising the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan, it has been adopted. It passed with many minor and a few major changes during the 4 1/2-hour meeting Monday night involving 19 elected and appointed Routt County and Steamboat Springs officials.

Concerns in the forest

Officers issue citations to Rainbow Family; fire a threat

Gigi, the self-appointed Rainbow Family of Living Light gatekeeper, could do nothing Monday to stop the convoy of U.S. Forest Service law enforcement sport utility vehicles from rolling down Forest Service Road 505 to enter the Rainbow gathering's main camping area.

Pony Club cleans up at regionals

Local team wins horse management and overall team awards

The Yampa Valley Pony Club cleaned up last weekend at the U.S. Pony Club Rocky Mountain Region Tetrathlon Rally competition in Parker, winning the Regional Overall Team award and the Horse Management Overall Team award. The Pony Club is an international junior equestrian organization that teaches English riding and horse care disciplines.

News in brief for June 20

Over the Hill Gang planning weekly activities Steamboat's Over the Hill Gang will meet for activities weekly throughout the summer. Activities will include hiking on Mondays, mountain biking and gardening on Tuesdays, mountain biking on paved surfaces on Wednesdays, mountain biking on Thursdays and road biking on Fridays. Meeting times and locations will change each week. For more information, call Frank Dolman at 870-8793 or visit www.yampavalleyinfo.com.

Busy summer for local FFA

Competitions, parade pack students' schedules

Even though it's summertime, Soroco High School student Kimberly Rossi is not necessarily on vacation. Kimberly, 15, is one of about 20 students participating in the South Routt chapter of the National FFA Organization, which develops leadership and entrepreneurial skills in high school students through agricultural education. Several FFA events are keeping South Routt students busy this summer. So much so that Kimberly's father wondered Monday when his daughter might get some time to relax.