News for Thursday, September 20, 2007

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Golf team makes state tourney

Sailors shoot 230 to finish second

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team qualified for the state tournament Thursday after finishing second at the regional tournament in Cortez.

Sailors volleyball prepares for two weeks of league play

Steamboat Springs High School volleyball coach Wendy Hall isn't ready to call her team one of the Western Slope League's elite.

Sailors open ski season, still waiting for snow

The first winter storm still could be weeks away, but that hasn't stopped several Steamboat Springs High School athletes from getting a jump on the ski season.

4-H grand champions' projects include heritage

It's not just about raising cattle - at this year's Colorado State Fair, 4-H members from around Routt County competed in categories ranging from rocketry to leather carving.

Project manager says construction of schools on schedule

The foundation for a new Soda Creek Elementary School has been laid, but building officials say what's even more exciting is that the project is on schedule and under budget.

Steamboat producers cross the globe to push snowmobile limits

When people push themselves on snowmobiles - whether dropping a 120-foot cliff on Rabbit Ears Pass, launching into the record books over a 260-foot gap or backflipping to gold medals in front of an internationally televised audience - Chris Brown and Clayton Stassart are often the ones behind the camera to catch the action. Of course, they often find themselves in the driver's seat, performing these stunts on their own.

Resort execs hoping for Lynx flights

Steamboat Springs resort officials still hope for a Lynx sighting at Yampa Valley Regional Airport this ski season, but they acknowledge that with every week that passes, opportunities are slipping away.

Drug task force renamed

GRAMNET broadens scope of work, changes name to ACET

The Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, or GRAMNET, is no more. In its place is the All Crimes Enforcement Team, or ACET.

Officials eye local regulations

Routt County Planning Commission to review 1041 draft

County officials tonight will discuss policies that would increase local regulations on projects of state interest, such as a proposed pipeline to carry Yampa River water to the Front Range.

Smyser pledges better communication

Sandra Smyser said her first task as the Steamboat Springs School District's interim superintendent is to facilitate communication within the district, particularly among groups with differing viewpoints.

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Slide issue gets muddier

Broken water pipe likely contributed to mudslide

A broken water pipe could be at least partly to blame for a mudslide in the Tree Haus neighborhood Sept. 6.