News for Monday, May 22, 2006

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Briefs for May 23

People who want to see progress of Routt County building projects don't need to go to the sites. The county is posting online pictures of construction at the new justice center and the airport. The pictures are available at co.routt.co.us. Click on "BCC" to see construction of the justice center and click on "Airport" to see pictures of the airport.

Seniors take final steps

Project display tonight; graduation June 3

It's crunch time for Steamboat Springs High School seniors. Months of work will be put to the test this week as 136 seniors display their senior projects at an open house tonight and then make individual presentations to a panel of judges Wednesday.

Steamboat Strikers win first tournament

The Steamboat Strikers girls soccer team opened the summer season with an impressive showing at the Grand Mesa Fireball Classic.

Weather raises red flags

A large plume of smoke hovering in front of Sleeping Giant on Monday was no cause for alarm.

Meeting will focus on housing plan

A meeting Wednesday offers one of the last chances to comment on the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's draft of its strategic plan.

Council searches for site

Time to find home for community center is running short

The search for a community center site is on. The Steamboat Springs City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the future of a community center in Steamboat.

Community will honor veterans this weekend

John Long served in the Marine Corps for 13 years and served in Vietnam for 13 months. Memorial Day is significant to him.

Flowing strong

But given the snowpack, there's more to come

To gauge when the Yampa River is flowing its fastest, local kayakers and rafters don't just watch the water -- they watch Storm Peak.

Riders ready to race

Town Challenge kicks off Wednesday at Howelsen Hill

Howelsen Hill is ready to ride. "People are amped," said Gretchen Sehler, director of the popular Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series. "Once things dry out, there is no slow period. People are ready to ride single track."

From shops to destinations

Seminar teaches how businesses can attract tourists

Business owners are coming to Steamboat Springs from across Colorado and Wyoming with the hopes of making their shops a destination for tourists.

Marathon needs volunteers

The success of the Steamboat Springs Marathon, Half Mara�--thon and 10K is attributed to one group -- the volunteers.

The Record for May 23

4:12 p.m. A man reported losing keys and a wallet that were inside a yellow dry bag. It appeared the bag came untied while the man was canoeing down the Yampa River, police said.