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Nick Foster

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4-Hers earn back-to-back wins

Like young NBA prospects, some members of Routt County 4-H are being recruited by the pros.

Boys to train with police

Mark Dunn and John Yager want interesting, adrenaline-pumping jobs.

Rafting is good -- for now

Early runoff could mean short season for whitewater businesses

Early spring runoff is creating an excellent month for rafting, but it could mean a short season. The fun rapids are providing memorable experiences for rafters -- what few are around to enjoy them, said Kent Vertrees, owner of rafting company Buggywhips at Blue Sky West.

Buff Pass lots offer 'increasingly rare' opportunity

Of six lots left near the top of Buffalo Pass, four 35-acre parcels are being offered for sale.

Lincoln overlay means weekday traffic delays

Downtown Lincoln Avenue will be restricted to two-lane traffic next week as it gets repaved.

4-Hers win judging event

Like young NBA basketball prospects, some members of Routt County 4-H are being recruited by the pros. Business people in the agriculture industry took notice of the Routt County 4-H Livestock Judging Team when it took first place out of 25 teams at the Weld County Livestock Judging Competition on Saturday.

A moment in time

Second-graders build time capsules to open graduation day

Hayden Valley Elementary School second-graders know what they want to be when they grow up.

Store offers antique, unique

New business carries home furnishings and collectibles

People who want to furnish their homes on a budget -- or find rare Perry Como records and antique tea sets -- now have a place to go in Hayden.

CSAP scores earn state recognition

Hayden Elementary School third-graders have accomplished something unique to third-graders in the Yampa Valley.

Republicans choose Fry, Stahoviak at county assembly; Marchus not on ballot

Former Routt County Building Chief Mark Marchus will not be on the Republican primary ballot as a county commissioner candidate; he received only 27 percent of the vote at Saturday's Routt County Republican Assembly.

Awesome views and stunning amenities offered at Fox Haven

The Chrisman family can watch almost any activity on Mount Werner without leaving their living room.

Anglers Retreat progressing

Subdivison on Fish Creek has been well received by buyers

In 2001, developers and engineers began investigating a way to build a subdivision that while inside city limits, felt like it was in the backcountry.

Landscape upsets property owners

Earlier this week, a bulldozer began spreading the piles of dirt left behind from the realignment of Third Street, Poplar Street and Breeze Basin Boulevard. To many, this was an aesthetic relief. To others, it was not.

Hayden High awarded $45K

School's technology program draws Steamboat students

Hayden High School's welding technology and automotive mechanics classes are getting a $44,500 boost from a trio of grants awarded during the past couple of weeks.

EPYCS to grant $40,000

Five area high schools participate in philanthropy program

Students from five area high schools will present $40,000 today to local nonprofits that each school thinks is most worthy of financial assistance.

Hayden earns CSAP honor

District is first locally to top 90% for three consecutive years

Hayden Elementary School third-graders have accomplished something unique to third-graders in the Yampa Valley.

Will Hayden boom bust?

Thousands of new homes are planned, but existing units are selling slowly

It's happening in Basalt. It already happened in the Eagle Valley.

Waiting for W. Nile

Routt County bracing for disease's outbreak

West Nile Virus was detected in 2,947 people in Colorado last year -- by far more cases than in any other state.

Democrats gather for assembly

At the Routt County Democratic Party's county assembly Saturday, local liberals continued to show their support for the Salazar brothers' Congressional campaigns.

Steamboat enjoys record-setting first-quarter sales

The first quarter of 2004 marked a record high median price for real estate sales in the area covered by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service.

Hayden boom slow to take off

It's happening in Basalt. It already happened in the Eagle Valley. Following the trend of small towns near ski resorts, Hayden is now beginning to see people moving its way. Hayden is being eyed for major growth with several subdivision proposals, including a major 2,000-home, golf-course development. Some say a population explosion is imminent, while others are unconvinced.

Steamboat sees record-setting first-quarter median sales

The first quarter of 2004 marked a record high median price for real estate sales in the area covered by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service.

Hayden Destination ImagiNation team goes global

A team of seven Hayden Middle School students recently placed second in state competition of Destination ImagiNation, earning a trip to the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., later this month.

Dems host county assembly

Routt County Democrats will decide today whom they want as their government representatives.

Girl power

Hayden sophomore breaks 3 national weight-lifting records

Hayden is the home of one of the strongest girls in the United States.

Jazz guitarist to visit Friday

When Jane Getter began playing jazz guitar, she focused on producing mind-blowing riffs, what she calls "intellectual music."

Saddle-maker is riding high

Custom leather work is big business for Hayden rancher

The room smells stronger than a well-worn baseball mitt.

Budget woes may force teacher's job to be cut

Struggling with a smaller budget created by low student enrollment, the Hayden School Board on Wednesday discussed cutting a teacher position and adding an elementary art program.

Recuperating resident Driscoll home at last

After more than four months in the hospital, Don Driscoll had a well thought-out cooking list for his wife, Betty.

Mortgage rates on the rise

Mortgage rates are steadily rising after several months spent at the lowest percentages in years.

Sales to benefit school

Christian Heritage School could get a boost of up to $150,000 from the sale of six duplex units in the Heritage Park subdivision.

'Angels' rewards deserving moms with cars

The phone rang Thursday night. Krystal Diehl picked it up and began crying. She was told she had won a car.

Planners OK hotel addition

The 30-year-old, red-and-black-checked carpet was ripped up, and so was the rest of the interior.

Officials plant tree in honor of Earth Day

'Earth Day really is every day'

Cold rain and snow Thursday afternoon didn't exactly provide a warm welcome for U.S. Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth, who made the Earth Day visit to Steamboat Springs from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Dry Creek Park trail to be built in summer

An interlinking trail system has been a vision for Hayden for more than five years, but lately it seems the plans were all talk and no walk.

Environmental groups meet in Hayden

Thanks to a networking meeting Thursday, environmental officials from groups in Northwest Colorado should have a better awareness and understanding of colleague agencies that could help their individual efforts.

Hayden teacher's job on the line

Low funds force job cut consideration

Struggling with a tight budget because of low student enrollment, the Hayden School Board on Wednesday discussed cutting a teacher position.

Hayden Town Park undergoes face-lift

Elementary students brave wind to fix up park

The howling wind was blowing as much paint back onto Morgan Bell as she was rolling on the fence at Hayden Town Park.

Higher than a kite

FedEx pilot tries to set record for straight-line soaring

Gordon Boettger got two hours of sleep, at most, Wednesday night. There was too much to think about. At dawn, a plane with a 400-foot towrope pulled him in his engineless fiberglass glider 4,000 feet above the Earth's surface and released him.

44 bulls sell for $70,050 at auction

$1,592 was the average price for a bull Saturday, up from last year's $1,450

Jim Stanko doesn't like hearing loud cries from his cattle in the middle of the night. Usually, that means a cow is giving birth to a large calf.

Longtime owner to sell historic ranch

Owner, Realtors hope buyer will conserve Milner river frontage

Talk about a property with history; it has housed a dairy farm, a school, a ranch and a fishing hole.

Final Silver Spur homesite sold

The last of 129 lots at Silver Spur Estates sold March 30, about 3 1/2 years after the first one was sold.

Help spruce up Town Park

Volunteers needed for National Youth Service Day

Hayden students will celebrate National Youth Service Day this weekend by volunteering to spruce up Hayden Town Park.

Hayden to explore annexation

Town Board agrees to look at pros, cons of golf course subdivision

The Hayden Town Board voted 3-2 on Thursday that a 676-acre parcel of land is eligible for annexation.

Bull sale high-tech business

Ambush Rocky is a 700-pound black angus bull. He may seem like a simple animal, standing around, eating and mooing from time to time, but there's more to Rocky than meets the eye.

County Dems back Salazar

Most want the attorney general in Senate, Kerry in White House

Most Routt County Democrats would like to see Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in the White House.

Students celebrate Youth Service Day at town park

More volunteers are needed for spruce-up

Hayden students will celebrate National Youth Service Day this weekend by volunteering to spruce up Hayden Town Park.

Bull sale involves high-tech business

Ambush Rocky is a 700-pound black angus bull. He may seem like a simple animal, standing around, eating and mooing from time to time, but there's more to Rocky than meets the eye.

Annexation going before Town Board

The largest annexation Hayden has ever seen will come before the Town Board on Thursday.

Xcel, town nix water deal

Need too great for town facility; taxes too great for company

The town of Hayden will not annex Xcel's Hayden Station power plant and provide water filtration. Instead, Xcel will improve its existing water treatment facility to provide cleaner potable water to its employees.

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