News for Wednesday, March 8, 2006

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West of Steamboat plan up for review

A series of public meetings that begin tonight will mark the end of city and county officials' review of the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan.

Fog, snow fail to slow Utah skier

NCAA National Championships open in Steamboat Springs

Surrounded by a blanket of thick fog and confronted by a steady stream of heavy snow from the sky, Utah's Scott Veenis had only one thing on his mind as he stepped into the starting gate at the top of Concentration ski run at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Judge says plea in ski rage case 'lenient'

Man could face more severe punishment

A Routt County judge reluctantly gave tentative approval Wednesday to a plea deal reached in the case involving a Littleton man who assaulted a 16-year-old girl on the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area in January.

Police officer goes under covers

A Steamboat Springs police officer went undercover -- and covered up -- to nab a suspected thief in the Steamboat Springs High School parking lot Tuesday morning.

What's in a domain name?

Web site accusations fly as sheriff candidates begin campaigns

With the primary election still five months away, the race to replace outgoing Routt County Sheriff John Warner is getting heated.

The Record for March 9

8:23 a.m. A 17-year-old Steamboat Springs boy was arrested in the high school parking lot on suspicion of stealing something from a car. Officers reportedly hid under a blanket in the car the boy was stealing from and baited him with money left in the car's cupholder. When the boy opened the car door, the officer jumped up and caught him. The boy was compliant with officers and even opened the back door of the car for the officer to get out. The boy was charged with several counts of felony trespassing and theft.

Briefs for March 9

The Board of Routt County Commissioners next week will review South Routt Medical Center officials' plan to get a mill levy on the May 2 ballot.

Students earn high science honors

Scott Ptach isn't old enough to drive, but the eighth-grader knows how to take advantage of his driveway.

Judge calls ski rage plea 'lenient'

Man who assaulted 16-year-old girl could face more severe punishment

A Routt County judge gave tentative approval Wednesday to a plea deal reached in the case involving a Littleton man who assaulted a 16-year-old girl on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area in January.

Town Board reviews response

The water has subsided, the water treatment plant has new carpet, and everything appears to be back to normal 2 1/2 months after Oak Creek lost nearly 90 percent of its water.

Fourth time's a charm

Colby College skier grabs national title

Colby College ski racer Abbi Lathrop has been to the NCAA National Championships four times, but before Wednesday's women's giant slalom race, she had never brought home a national title.

Skiers get first racing taste

Members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club grow up competing throughout Colorado, the country and the world.

Scott Stanford: Where we stand

I think every community and every newspaper needs an Omar Campbell. Omar and I don't see eye to eye on many issues, but he is my friend, and I enjoy reading and hearing his views about community issues. It would be hard to find somebody who invests more time in reading our newspaper.

Levelz club to remain closed

Officials await completion of engineer reports to clear building

A popular club in Steamboat Springs' Ski Time Square remains closed nearly three weeks after it was evacuated because a support beam failed.