Steamboat briefs for April 29


Reporter arrested on suspicion of DUI

Steamboat Springs police arrested Melinda Dudley of Steamboat Springs early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 40 near Dream Island Plaza, on suspicion of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. Dudley, 23, has worked as a reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today since October 2007. She has covered law enforcement and court issues for the newspaper since December 2007. She is suspended from the newspaper while the incident is reviewed. Dudley is scheduled to appear June 24 in Routt County Court.

Construction, detours on Whistler Road

Eleven weeks of construction work has begun on Whistler Road as Native Excavating replaces a water main on behalf of Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District.

Construction activity will take place six days a week in the neighborhood on Steamboat's south side. Daily work begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 7 p.m.

The $1 million project will replace 2,400 feet of water main. Residents can access their homes during construction hours, but through traffic will not be allowed along Whistler between Walton Creek Road and Stone Lane.

Residents of streets such as Meadow Lane, Timothy Drive and Brome Drive have an alternate access off Walton Creek Road at Village Drive. The same is true for members of the public using Whistler Park.

Residents on the west side of Whistler have an alternative access via Chinook Lane. Residents on the east side of Whistler will be the most impacted.

Editorial Board seeking two new members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's Editorial Board from May 1 through Aug. 31.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board are Publisher Bryna Larsen, Editor Brent Boyer, City Editor Mike Lawrence and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper. The Editorial Board meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest to Boyer at or P.O. Box 774827, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Call Boyer at 871-4221 with questions.


nmypinon 9 years ago

So why did she get suspended? And does this mean we won't have any coverage of the "good stuff"?


justathought 9 years ago

The County Sheriff gets a DUI and possession of a weapon while under the influence and it's business as usual but an unarmed reporter gets suspended. I know the Pilot has the right to create and enforce their own policies concerning DUI, but wouldn't you think the county or state would have such a policy for drunken public officials?


katrinkakelly 9 years ago

PILOT - Do remember the law, innocent until proven guilty?!


bluntman 8 years, 12 months ago

if she floats, she is a witch.

if she sinks, she is a witch.

let the inquisition begin...


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