News for Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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Xcel seeking input on rail for coal

Most people seem to agree that trucking coal to the Hayden Station is not ideal. Trucking coal to the power plant wears out Routt County roads, can create traffic hazards and has the potential to become more expensive as fuel prices rise and coal supplies move farther away, Xcel Energy officials say.

City stands by site

Council reaffirms Stock Bridge choice

Building the new community center at the Stock Bridge site is a sure thing -- again.

Open fire ban announced

If you want to cook hot dogs over a campfire this holiday weekend, you'll need a designated campsite with a provided and approved fire grate.

Our View: This too shall pass

The Rainbow gathering is still a few days away, but already the event has dominated headlines for weeks.

Kathleen J. Allen: Coulter embarrassing

Regarding Ann Coulter's column "Liberals pray for burning of 'Godless.'" What a violent, illogical, hysteria-ridden toxic spew.

Popular Spring Creek trail hosts race Saturday

A busy holiday weekend combined with a favorite local trail has convinced Steamboat Springs Running Series director John Chapman he has the recipe for race success.

Schwall calls it quits

Two-time Olympic ski jumper weighs options, picks college

It's hard to tell what the next four years will bring for Steamboat Springs' Tommy Schwall, but they certainly won't lead to Vancouver in 2010.

Bryce S. Geigle: Not what you think

I am a Rainbow Family member not yet in Colorado. I have been attending Rainbow Gatherings since 1975, after I got out of the Army. I just wanted to comment on the folks that are supposedly paying for groceries with electronic cards.

Romans found guilty of vehicular assault

A jury found a Craig man guilty of vehicular assault Friday evening at the conclusion of a two-day trial.

The Record for June 28

1:39 a.m. Someone reported fireworks near Whistler Road and Creekbank Court. Officers found the residents who were shooting the fireworks and ticketed them.

Briefs for June 28

Steve Ivers, a husband, father and Craig youth sports coach, recently was diagnosed with cancer. His friends have set up a donation account to help offset the costs of treatment. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at Moffat County National Bank, 435 Mack Lane, Craig, CO 81625.

Broadbent, Teters families: Answered prayers

This letter is to express the heart-felt wonder and gratitude of the Chuck Broadbent and Mike Teters families to the wonderful people of South Routt.

Douglas Jones: Get it right

On the front page of the Sunday Pilot & Today on June 11, 2006, in the article "Ranch Denies Abuse," the headline states, "Chilean immigrants allege mistreatment."