News for Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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South Routt School Board has vacancy

South Routt School Board member AlidaLee Gingerich has left her position because she has moved outside of District 1, which she was elected to represent in November.

Steve Lewis: Anonymous says

Unsigned letters are a waste of space, though those written in the first person can make for humorous reading. The May 7 letter on illegal immigrants, "I do not support..." "I'm sick and tired of..." and "I'm extremely against... ." Since you don't care enough to stand up for your opinions, the letter actually reads: Anonymous does not support, anonymous is sick and tired of, anonymous is extremely against. Pretty weak stuff.

Marian Sharp: Only in Steamboat

On Mother's Day, I had a nice brunch at Creekside Cafe. Several days later I remembered I forgot to pick up my jacket as I left.

Water Summit lineup overflowing with experts

A slate of 10 speakers, including the director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, will discuss all things water during the 2006 Water Summit in Hayden.

Council picks Stock Bridge

Officials vote to build $3 million community center west of downtown

Steamboat Springs will have a new community center at the Stock Bridge Transit Center.

Roundabout closer to reality

A road improvement project that includes a roundabout on Routt County Road 27 took a step closer to approval Tues�--day.

The Record for May 24

2:09 a.m. A man and woman reportedly were arguing near Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers mediated the situation.

Headed north

Former Sailor joins Alaska basketball program

Cameron Burney did what most Americans do when hungry for information.

Jumping in June

Skiers to take flight off plastic-covered hill

With construction of a K-68 jump at Howelsen Hill complete, the hope is that local Nordic athletes can spend more time training on the plastic hills and less time traveling.

Yampa men still in critical condition

Lynnea Teters didn't know how to react to the phone call last week informing her that her dad was seriously injured in a propane explosion at his Yampa home.

Tobacco checks near perfect

One business fails to ID buyer during compliance test

Routt County businesses appear to be doing their part to snuff out underage tobacco use.

Workshop offers conservation tips for landowners

Identifying ways to take advantage of local wildlife will be one of the subjects of a landowner workshop at a Hayden ranch next week.

Plaza due for a makeover

Oak Street Plaza is about to receive a makeover. The small commercial center with the tattered blue awnings at Ninth and Oak streets will get new stone work on the exterior and a new color scheme to tone down its stark white color. And the old blue awnings are coming down.

Maxine Ohman: Center serves several community needs

This is regarding the Steamboat Springs Community Center, which many different organizations have used and enjoyed for many years. I have made a list of some ongoing activities at the community center:

Our View: Community Center decision a mistake

The Steamboat Springs City Council erred Tuesday in choosing to build a new community center at the Stock Bridge Transit Center.

Briefs for May 24

Routt County Sheriff candidate Garrett Wiggins announced Monday that he will appoint Routt County Sheriff's Office investigator Rachelle Redmond as his undersheriff if he is elected in November.