Frances Hohl

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Airlines to get hit with tougher security costs

Airline carriers that use Yampa Valley Regional Airport can expect to pay for heightened security, according to county officials.

Historic ranch for sale

5,911-acre spread south of Hayden listed for $16 million

Lou Wyman doesn't sound like a man who's going to miss the ranch that's been in his family for 83 years.

Building closing, but quest goes on

Lately, folks stopping into the Art Quest shop on Lincoln Avenue sound as if they're going to a funeral, instead of a sale.

Making life easier for moms

Rock, Rattle and Stroll finds niche with infant, baby and maternity items

Single mother Bethany DeBlasis wasn't satisfied with the options she found in Steamboat Springs for baby and toddler items.

Hayden couple tries dome life

Driving down one of Routt County's country roads near Hayden, what looks like a gray bomb shelter rises out of the earth.

County master plan under review

Series of meeting to focus on rural issues

Keeping growth out of rural Routt County will be one of the big issues addressed next week as county officials meet with the public on updating the county's master plan and zoning regulations. County commissioners and planning staff may only be talking to each other instead of the public, though. Only one resident showed up at the last master plan meeting in Steamboat Springs. Five residents showed up at a Hayden meeting.

ISP purchase confuses users

Earthlink acquires former Colorado Mountain Network

Mergers, buyouts and bankruptcy have several thousand Internet customers in the Steamboat Springs area frustrated with their service.

Oak Creek child-care facility to reopen

Oak Creek's Little Friends Day Care and Preschool, which was forced to abruptly close July 27 because of financial problems, will be back in operation Sep. 10, the first day of public school.

Child-care taxes debated

City, council officials clash over whether initiatives should be linked

City and county officials continue to debate early childhood education tax initiatives that will appear on the November ballot. The city has agreed to put a sales-tax question on the ballot that could raise about $1.5 million if approved by voters. The county agreed to put a property-tax increase on the ballot that would raise $600,000.

Jail expansion may start soon

A year ago, Routt County put its jail expansion out to bid, but nobody wanted the job. Although County Property Manager Tim Winter sent out eight to 10 plans, not one bid came in. He blamed it on the "construction climate" where builders had their pick of lucrative construction projects in a busy resort town.

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