News for Tuesday, June 6, 2006

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Yampa centennial concludes

End of town's birthday party includes tours, train rides, art show

When Yampa officials began planning the town's centennial a year ago, they knew they'd need more than a big cake.

Weekend river festival to raise awareness

Friends of the Yampa present events for everyone during celebration's 26th year

For 25 years, Routt County residents have rallied around the lifeblood of the Yampa Valley, taking a weekend to recognize the vital resource that is the Yampa River. This year will be no different.

Youths have prize-winning eyes

Routt County youths seem to have quite the eye for cattle, swine and beef.

It's official: Lift being replaced

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. unveils plans for Sunshine

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. executives made it official Tuesday night -- the old Sunshine triple chairlift is being replaced with a high-speed quad this summer.

Boys questioned about homemade firecracker

Steamboat Springs police took two Steamboat Springs High School freshmen into custody Friday after a school administrator saw the boys detonate a homemade firecracker near the school.

Visiting nurse group receives $100,000

Bolers' largest private donation will be used to fund community center in Hayden

The Visiting Nurse Association has received a $100,00 gift, its largest private donation ever.

Our View: A lesson in bargaining

It was a relief last week when Steamboat Springs School District teachers and support staff overwhelmingly approved a salary and benefits package for the 2006-07 school year. The package was made official Monday night by a unanimous vote of the School Board.

Bayer joins sports club Nordic staff

Former Olympian 'excited' to head team

Martin Bayer has been hired to replace longtime coach Chris Gilbertson as the head of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's ability-level programs for Nordic combined and ski jumping.

Local girls take gold

Four swimmers win at state Special Olympics

Jaimee Sexton still was proudly wearing her three Olympic medals Monday. The thrill of victory had not ended for the gold-medal winner of the 50-meter freestyle swimming event at last weekend's Special Olympics Colorado 2006 Summer Games.

Triple Crown contract up for renewal

The summer sports organization Triple Crown is one step closer to seeing another year in Steamboat Springs.

Stock Bridge site settled

Council affirms decision to build community center at transit area

By vote, the Steamboat Springs City Council stands by the Stock Bridge Transit Center area for the new community center site.

Kevin Bennett: Council planning poorly for future

The Steamboat Springs City Council has made the worst planning decision in the history of Steamboat Springs. The City Council has voted to replace a critical transit center with a community center.

School lawsuit almost settled

Board OKs draft agreement with no payments, punitive measures

A lawsuit against the Steamboat Springs School District, filed in September by a local teacher's union, is close to resolution.