News for Tuesday, November 1, 2005



Referendum C wins big

Coordinating measure D narrowly failing late Tuesday

Routt County people who advocated on both sides of the debate about referendums C and D were absorbing the implications of a possible split vote on the two measures by 11 p.m. Tuesday. Statewide totals showed Referendum C leading by a healthy percentage, and Referendum D was narrowly behind.

Library expansion funded by voters

East Routt Library District voters passed two referendums that clear the way for an expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library.

City OKs liquor penalties

Alcohol vendors who sell to underage or obviously intoxicated people face harsher penalties after the City Council's unanimous approval of new enforcement guidelines.

Ivancie wins re-election for City Council seat

Two Old Town incumbents and only one seat.

Our View: Election congratulations

General sentiment is that the 2005 City Council election already was historic before the first ballots were counted. People calling and writing letters to the editor noted the amount of money candidates raised, along with the level of rancor and the number of allegations and complaints some of this year's electioneering inspired.

Tax for ranchland preservation OK'd

Routt County voters approved Referendum 1A on Tuesday, granting the continuation of a property tax to help preserve ranchlands and natural areas.

The Record for Nov. 2

Monday, Oct. 31 2:11 a.m. Fence links reportedly were cut on a gate on Breeze Basin in Hayden.

Hayden JV 'B' team finishes 12-2

Most members of Hayden High School's junior varsity 'B' volleyball team have been playing together since sixth grade or earlier.

JV 'A' has winning season

The Hayden High School junior varsity volleyball team wrapped the 2005 season with a winning record.

Karolynn Lestrud: I'm finally convinced

I read with interest the comment that the Public Art Steering Committee thought that "a private nonprofit organization should not be in charge of distributing public dollars" (Steamboat Today, Oct. 28). The arts council is an IRS-designated 501c3 nonprofit organization. So are Horizons, Strings in the Mountains, Winter Sports Club and many, many other local organizations -- all of which receive varying degrees of public dollars used to fund programs or activities that benefit the community.

Joe Bender, Mike Bieron: Thank you for bowlers

Council 4462 of the Knights of Columbus and the local Special Olympics bowling team, the Steamrollers, would like to express our sincere thanks to the people of Steamboat Springs, who by their kind and generous contributions have made it possible to continue the bowling program.

Voters approve Horizons tax

Routt County voters decided Tuesday that the county will be among those in the state with a property tax benefiting people with mental retardation.

Housing Authority exempt from TABOR

Voters made it a little easier for the Yampa Valley Housing Authority to pursue its mission by approving Referendum 5C, which exempts the agency from the Taxpayers Bill of Rights.

Antonucci narrowly keeps seat

Loui Antonucci will retain his District 2 seat on the Steamboat Springs City Council after winning a close race with Warren Harner.

Kaminski wins District 3 seat

Longtime resident Kevin Kaminski will represent District 3 on the Steamboat Springs City Council after defeating Dick Curtis in Tuesday's election.

Bruchez keeps School Board spot

Voters on Tuesday opted to keep Patty Bruchez in the District A seat on the Hayden School Board.

Anderson wins close race

The tightest race in City Council was for the shortest term.

Zirkle, cross country great fit

Hayden's Laura Zirkle was transformed from recreational runner to state qualifier in three months.

Tigers volleyball team ends season with win

The Hayden High School volleyball team finished its season at the District 5 tournament in Paonia during the weekend.

Welding students to make planters

The Hayden High School welding program is at it again. Welding students are making 100 large flower planters for the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club.

Kathryn Sullivan: Wait for facts

I am writing in response to the article "Local woman dies in rollover" (Steamboat Today, Oct. 18). The life and achievements of a longtime resident of Steamboat Springs went unnoticed in the author's rush to sensationalize her death.

Midget hockey opens at home

Steamboat Springs midget hockey teams returned to the ice during the weekend at Howelsen Ice Arena, where they hosted the Fort Collins Junior Eagles in minor and major games.

Henri E. Stetter: Two thousand

Two thousand.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.he U.S.dministrative power has failed; bombs are being unleashed, seemingly at random; chaos is reigning in the streets of Iraq, and our global relationships have been thrown to the wind.

Briefs for Nov. 2

LIFT-UP's coat drive deadline extended

DeVincentis takes District 1 Steamboat School Board seat

Retired principal John DeVincentis easily defeated incumbent Michael Loomis on Tuesday, earning a seat on the Steamboat Springs School Board for District 1.