News for Thursday, September 13, 2007



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Water ban lifted: All areas of west Steamboat cleared for use

City officials say test results showed no contamination

The water ban in West Steamboat has been lifted for all areas, as city officials confirmed Thursday that test results showed no contamination in city water supplies after a broken pipe two days ago.

Officials, residents dedicate new Justice Center in ceremony

In the early 1920s, fourth-generation Steamboat Springs resident Jim Zulevich's great-grandfather was said to have supplied the stones used to build the original Routt County Courthouse.

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Baby Brianna laid to rest

Police not releasing additional information in suspected murder

The message Father Ernest Bayer delivered during Wednesday's memorial service for 1-year-old Brianna Simon was simple: love one another.

School Board, candidate negotiating

Interim superintendent could be named as early as today

An interim superintendent for the Steamboat Springs School District could be named as early as today.

Brent Boyer: Get the news when it breaks

People move to Routt County for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the relatively relaxed pace of life.

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Water order still in effect

Library construction site supervisor apologizes for incident

A ban on water use in Steamboat Springs homes and businesses west of 11th Street to the city limits will remain in effect at least until this afternoon, when city officials expect to get the results of bacteriological tests.

Golf team finishes first as regionals approach

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team had the kind of performance it needed Wednesday as the squad looks ahead to next week's regional tournament.

Sailors volleyball prepares for Battle Mountain

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team has its most important game of the season, at least so far, tonight on its home court.

Hayden's Jake Booco earns state bull riding title

Since Jake Booco began competing six years ago at Colorado Pro Rodeo Association events, a state bull riding title had been the one itch he just couldn't scratch. Five trips to the state finals yielded a pair of second-place finishes and three other top-five finishes.

The Record for Sept. 11

9:57 a.m. Hayden officials reportedly smelled natural gas at the Hayden Town Hall. West Routt Fire Protection District and Atmos Energy officials checked out the building. Everything was fine.

Steamboat briefs for Sept. 13

Yampa Valley Community Foundation's competitive grant forms are being accepted through Sept. 15.

Middle school program looks to intervene before punishing

"Knowing the code" at Steamboat Springs Middle School isn't about unlocking a new video game level or deciphering the complex social code of school life.

Water ban affects businesses

Line break, water use restrictions force restaurants to close

A water line break and resulting ban on water use on the west side of Steamboat Springs forced the closure of numerous businesses Wednesday. Many local workers became part of the effort to respond to the water ban.