News for Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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No water use until test results

State and county health departments meeting with city today

A ban on water use remains in effect today for Steamboat Springs water customers west of 11th Street to the city limits. City officials are meeting with state and county health departments and developing recommendations for people who may have used or consumed potentially contaminated water.

County opposes 4-H program

Letter takes issue with proposed premise identification

Leellen Koroulis wouldn't sign a bank loan without reading the fine print first. Similarly, she says she wouldn't want her children and grandchildren, who participate in Routt County's 4-H programs, to be forced to participate in a premise identification program that would require all 4-H members to register their livestock with the state.

Steamboat briefs for Sept. 12

"Foundations of Steamboat: The Kemry Family," has opened as a new exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum at Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Pipe break limits water

No-drink order for west end

A broken water main at the Bud Werner Memorial Library construction site has left Steamboat Springs residences and businesses west of 11th Street without water, possibly until Thursday.

Steamboat shuts down Eagle Valley offense for first victory

The boys on the Steamboat Springs soccer team knew Eagle Valley had the talent to go on offensive tears. Devils striker Cesar Castillo has notched 11 of his team's past 14 goals, including a pair of five-goal games.

Our View: Justice Center overshadows process' flaws

Perhaps it's fitting that it took a failed ballot initiative, a court order, a reversal of that court order, two years of public debate, a decision by a federal agency and a dismissed lawsuit to build the new Routt County Justice Center - where similar legal battles will be fought long into the future.

Steamboat ladies tennis team repeat as state champs

Last year, the women on the Steamboat Red tennis team weren't expecting much when they qualified for the U.S. Tennis Association's Colorado District Championships. They walked away with a state title, but opted out of the sectional championships because of conflicting schedules.

Council puts Steamboat Art Museum lease on hold

City asks for more analysis before agreeing to long-term commitment to downtown location

The Steamboat Springs City Council told supporters of the Steamboat Art Museum that the city can't make a long-term commitment to the museum's downtown location until a number of details are worked out.

County vows downtown funds

Business improvement district finds support on board

The Routt County Board of Commissioners pledged more than $14,000 worth of support Tuesday for efforts to improve downtown Steamboat Springs.

Trial program could offer dogs leash-free time

A trial program to allow dogs to romp off leash during specific times in some city parks will be considered tonight by the Parks and Recreation Commission.

School construction cut back to get under budget

The Steamboat Springs School Board agreed to cost-cutting measures Monday to reduce more than $300,000 in excess construction costs for projects at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools.

Briefs for September 12

Customer service training Oct. 11

The Record for Sept. 10

12:56 a.m. A bear was spotted in the 40000 block of Routt County Road 36. The bear was gone when officers arrived.