News for Tuesday, March 7, 2006



Our View: Getting focused on facilities

Superintendent Donna Howell is right -- the time has come for the Steamboat Springs School Board to put together a plan to repair its aging facilities.

Sen. Jack Taylor: Balancing uses

Advocates of recreational water rights have been critical of ongoing legislative efforts to ensure recreational uses are compatible with the state's many other water needs. I appreciate their concerns, but as a member of the state Senate, I represent the wide-ranging interests of many different water stakeholders in our part of Colorado. I do not have the luxury of advocating for one kind of water right to the exclusion of all the others.

Parking mess clearing up

School Board considers staff for gifted, talented program

A little warm weather can solve a lot of problems. A chaotic student pick-up and parking situation in the lot between Strawberry Park Elementary School and Steamboat Springs Middle School has become more orderly thanks to staff action and recent sunshine, which has melted snow and made driving lines visible.

Volunteers won't get paid

Steamboat firefighters must give up fee of $20 per call

Volunteer firefighters with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue no longer are being paid $20 for every call they respond to.

Deborah S. Colgan: Point of view

For your information, my husband, Sean P. Colgan, was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, as well as 10 National Rowing Teams, from 1972 to 1984, winning six medals in world championships.

City to study airport's future

The Steamboat Springs City Council members agreed Tuesday that they need more information before making any decisions about Steamboat Springs Airport's future.

Kerrigan to run for assessor

Williams won't seek fourth term, says Democrat is qualified

Mike Kerrigan is the first to make his candidacy official in the wake of the announcement that Routt County Assessor Amy Williams will not seek a fourth term.

Quint Friesell: Paint the lines

This is mostly directed to the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Steamboat Springs City Council, and in response to the article in the Steamboat Today that stated they couldn't paint lines until favorable weather holds for a consistent time.

It's time to party

Hayden to mark centennial with variety of events

This weekend kicks off a yearlong celebration of Hayden's centennial birthday.

Hayden officer praised for stopping suspects

Police officials are praising the work of a Hayden police officer for apprehending five suspects thought to have been involved in an armed robbery last month.

Kids shine on the slopes

Cancer patients take a break in Steamboat

The nausea is all Kelsey Stone remembers from her first four rounds of chemotherapy. "I had to try a million different medicines," she said. Fortunately -- a word rarely used when discussing cancer -- Kelsey was just 13 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma, so doctors could attack the cancer aggressively. The younger the patients, the better their bodies respond to chemotherapy, oncologist Stuart Toledano said.