News for Tuesday, March 14, 2006



Lirva Bean: Unfair closing

The Record for March 15

Monday, March 13 12:42 a.m. A bouncer at a bar in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square reported feeling a gun in the waistband of a man he was escorting out of the bar. Officers caught up with the man, who did not possess a gun. The man was warned not to return to the bar.

Our view: Caucuses: Part of grass-roots democracy

Residents will have the opportunity Tuesday to participate in politics at the most grass-roots level -- precinct caucuses.

Chamber divvies up its events

This week's Hayden Town Board meeting was canceled because of a lack of business to attend to, but other Hayden committees have plenty to address as they look to take over event organization from the fizzled Hayden Chamber Association.

City seeks clear housing rules

The city of Steamboat Springs has an inclusionary zoning ordinance. It also -- along with Routt County -- has a housing authority.

MacCarthy leads 'Boat cross-country team

It took a drastic effort at the finish line in the semifinals of the sprint event, but after five trips to the Junior Olympic Championships, Sarah MacCarthy finally made it to the finals.

Briefs for March 15

A special education audit of the Steamboat Springs School District is scheduled for March 30 and 31. A parent focus group is from 7 to 8 p.m. March 30 in the Steamboat Springs High School's commons area. Parents who have children with disabilities enrolled in the school district are strongly encouraged to attend the focus group, which is part of the audit. Participants do not need to RSVP. Call Robin Tschider at 879-0391 or e-mail for more information.

Swedish students can't get enough of Steamboat

Group of eighth-graders to host local teens in April as part of exchange program

The residents of Steamboat Springs are a happy bunch of folks.

Family opens ranch to travelers

Patrick and Tammie Delaney are envisioning people saying their wedding vows this summer at their historic ranch overlooking the Yampa River two miles northeast of Hayden.

Sales-tax revenues on the rise

January was only so-so when it came to sales tax revenues in Hayden, but the town has seen some big revenue increases this budget year.

Time to try a triathlon?

The second annual Steamboat Springs Triathlon is more than five months away, which is why the time to think about training is now.

Recreational hockey teams square off for top honor

It all started last November when 90 players in Steamboat Springs and Craig pulled on their skates for the opening night of the Steamboat Springs Premier Hockey League.

Baseball team fights to tie cold opener

Steamboat Springs baseball coach Dave Roy joked that he was still trying to catch his breath after the team's season-opening game Saturday.

Greg Forney: Naming suspects

Board approves GRAMNET funding

The Routt County Board of Commissioners approved on Tuesday an $11,000 contribution to the Routt County Sheriff's Office. The money will fund a regional drug-enforcement task force.

Mill-levy proposal advances

South Routt Medical Center officials' plan to get a mill levy on the May 2 ballot has moved a step forward.

No charges filed in snowmobiler's death

No charges will be filed in connection with a snowmobiling accident that killed a woman in January.

Holiday gives tennis group a reason to get back on courts

It will not take the luck of the Irish to find a good time at the Steamboat Tennis Center on Sunday.

Gifted funding uncertain

School Board members discuss hiring full-time staff

Steamboat Springs School Board members are questioning plans to hire staff for gifted and talented programs that have yet to be developed.

The snow's healing powers

Skiers with disabilities treated to a day in the sun

The way Terry Smutney looks at it, skiing gave him back his life.

Raymond, Terry pick up title

Middle school wrestling team ties Moffat County for win

Halen Raymond knew what he had to do. With 35 seconds left, Hayden middle school wrestling coach Dallas Robinson reminded Raymond that the Tigers needed a pin to tie Moffat County for the Soroco Middle School Wrestling Tournament title.