News for Monday, February 11, 2002

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Elkins Meadow developer submits application to city

The owner of Elkins Meadow has an application in to the city to develop the 104-acre parcel with 20 luxury homes, making preservation of the land an unlikely scenario.

Group, city look at recycling

Council to hear pilot program that would clean up town

In an effort to improve recycling in the city, Yampa Valley Recycles will attempt tonight to get the City Council to approve a pilot program that would add recycling drop-offs to newspaper boxes. The project, which derives some of its inspiration from projects in other mountain towns, would be put in place on Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue in front of Mountain Souper Juice this summer.

Olympics Update Women's downhill

Lalive fails to finish; Street 16th

Picabo Street, her star-spangled ponytail flapping as she sped down the Wildflower course, failed to crack the top 10 in her Olympic finale Tuesday.

Olympic Update Steamboat's Travis Mayer wins silver

Dream year continues for moguls skier

Travis Mayer, the 19-year-old Cornell student who lives and trains in Steamboat Springs, continued his meteoric rise in freestyle moguls skiing Tuesday, capturing the silver medal.

County against gravel pit plan

Commissioners turn down proposal on south side of town

For the second time in nine months, Routt County officials shot down a gravel pit proposal on the south edge of Steamboat Springs along U.S. 40.

Epidemic not affected by cold

Subzero weather doesn't impact spruce beetle population

Although the Yampa Valley has experienced numerous days of subzero temperatures this winter, the frosty weather is not expected to minimize the spruce beetle epidemic in Routt County.

The Pony Express Rides Again in Utah

It was the telegraph that killed the Pony Express, but it's the Internet that keeps its spirit alive today. Winter Olympic fans arriving here to attend the Nordic skiing events can't escape the "Western Experience" as they make the short hike from the herd of shuttle buses at the transit center into the dramatic cross country stadium in the shadow of 11,470-foot Mount Timpanogos.

Snowmobilers rescued

Group spent the night in North Routt backcountry near Wyoming border

What started out as a common snowmobile trip for a group of 10 locals on Sunday ended Monday with 21 experienced riders digging themselves out of a drainage filled with deep, dry snow.

Library seeks motivation for site

Sharing facility with school may be the only option

The East Routt Library Board informed the Steamboat Springs School Board Monday night that the search for a new library site still is under way, but it needs more motivation on the end of the school district.

Downhill delayed

The fans waiting for the start of the women's downhill Monday were willing to wait patiently at the base of the Wildflower course.

Hayden man faces assault charge

A 29-year-old Hayden man faces a felony assault charge for allegedly spitting on a Routt County Sheriff's deputy Sunday evening.

Olympics Update Alborn, Jones make cut

Alborn 8th, Jones 34th after Tuesday preliminaries

The youngest male at the Olympics will compete with the world's best during the final round of the K-120 ski jumping Wednesday. Seventeen-year-old Clint Jones of Steamboat Springs jumped 111.5 meters Tuesday morning to finish 34th in the qualifying round. The top 50 ski jumpers in Tuesday's preliminaries advance to the finals Wednesday.