News for Friday, June 10, 2005

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Briefs for June 11

A training for people who would like to volunteer as in-home English teachers for immigrants and refugees will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Bogue Hall, Room 200, on the Colorado Mountain College campus.

Olivia Jane Kocik

Olivia Jane Kocik, daughter of Liza and Jon Kocik of Steamboat Springs, was born at 9:54 a.m. June 3, 2005. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Ariana and Nikolas. Her grandparents are Jane Gardner of Nashville, Tenn., Michael Barry of Edwards, and Roy and Kathy Kocik of Wausau, Wis.

Regional assets studied

Local program chosen for heritage tourism workshop

For months, residents throughout Northwest Colo�--rado have been identifying the treasures that make their communities special. They gathered Friday at Colorado Mountain College to tie those treasures together, and they will meet again today.

Housing authority breaks ground

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority broke ground June 1 on a series of affordable homes in Oak Creek.

City seeks disadvantaged businesses

The city is encouraging more businesses to take advantage of the federal government's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for minority business owners.

The Record for June 11

12:30 a.m. A bicycle was found at Sixth and Yampa streets.

Club skateboard program begins second year

The similarities between skateboarding and snowboarding are obvious, so the creation of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skateboard program was a logical one.

Skatepark gets ramped up

Last summer, two new features were added to the Howelsen Skate Park. This summer, look for an even higher upgrade with the installation of a mini-ramp designed by Cactus Nemec of Cactofab.

Steamboat man still in hospital

A Steamboat Springs man who was critically injured in a June 2 car accident that killed his wife remains in the hospital.

Hayden business park close to final OK

The Hayden Planning Com�--mission on Thursday recommended approval of the Valley View Business Park.

Thursday's Oak Creek Town Board meeting a hot one

The contentious issue of off-street parking was discussed again at Thursday night's Oak Creek Town Board meeting.

24-hour race up in air

Recent rain, snow could cancel event

The organizers of the Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat bicycle marathon said they will wait until race time at noon today to make a determination about whether the race can be held.

Planning Commission weighs in on library

Proposed expansion would necessitate demolition of adjacent community center

Creating an entryway worthy of a prominent civic building was the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission's main concern when discussing a proposed expansion to the city's library.