News for Tuesday, June 20, 2006



Our View: The benefits of all-day kindergarten

We applaud the Hayden School District's decision to add all-day kindergarten. We hope the Steamboat Springs School District can follow suit.

Survey: Residents strongly support school district

Positive responses indicate voters could approve tax increases

Results of a recent survey directed by the Steamboat Springs School District could be another step toward placing at least one tax increase proposal on the November ballot.

Keeping children safe

Yampatike program focuses on safety in the woods

Families in Steamboat Springs, as well as visitors, have two upcoming opportunities to guard against one of their children becoming lost in the woods.

Tensions run high in forest

Forest Service abandons checkpoint after incident with Rainbow group

The Rainbow Family peace gathering turned hostile Tuesday when a group of attendees began hurling rocks and sticks at law enforcement officers, U.S. Forest Service officials said.

Spliced line interrupts service

Phone and Internet service in parts of Northwest Colorado went out Tuesday evening after a fiber optic cable was reportedly cut.

School administrator salaries

The School Board approved 2006-07 salaries for district administrators Monday night. Below is a list of the salaries, including (in parenthesis) the "market mean," or average, salary for the same position in 10 Colorado school districts considered comparable to Steamboat Springs.

Hayden residents have Internet options

Another company has answered the calls of Hayden residents looking for more options for accessing the World Wide Web.

Man sentenced for marijuana offense

A 19-year-old New Jersey man who plead guilty to growing marijuana and stealing ski equiptment was sentenced in Routt County District Court on Tuesday.

Police to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Steamboat Springs Police Department will conduct sobriety checks Friday evening.

Bike series carves new trail

Today's race will follow new path

Mountain bikers can pump their pedals today on a trail new to the Town Challenge racing series.

No vacation for Hayden School Board

The Hayden School Board will review several policies and take another look at the planned budget for the 2006-07 school year when its members meet tonight.

Just one of six stores fails compliance check

Jade Summit charged with selling alcohol to 18-year-old

One of six businesses failed a Steamboat Springs police alcohol compliance check Friday night.

School administrator salaries below average

Most administrators in the Steamboat Springs School District will earn salaries next year that are below the market average, according to a survey done by an independent research firm.