News for Saturday, November 4, 2006

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Balancing books, athletics

58 Steamboat Springs High School athletes earn Academic All-State honors

For 12 years the Colorado High School Activities Association has recognized thousands of students across the state for balancing academics with athletics.

Off and running

Sailors take No. 1 seed with Battle Mountain win

There may not be a word in the dictionary to describe the Steamboat Springs football team's 446-yard rushing performance in a 39-12 rout of Battle Mountain on Friday.

Labor named Freshman of the Year

Kelly Labor had a bit of a target on her back heading into her freshman year of NCAA Division II soccer at Regis University.

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Delays ahead

Community center project stalled at least a month

Plans for the new Steamboat Springs Community Center likely will not be reviewed again until mid-December, a city official said Friday.

Early voting ends in a rush

Early and absentee voting ended Friday with more than 30 percent of Routt County's registered voters casting their ballots before Election Day.

Wendy's holding holiday food drive

The Steamboat Springs Wendy's Restaurant, in conjunction with the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies, is holding a Holiday Food Drive throughout November. Wendy's will accept nonperishable food items as well as personal care items, including such things as shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant.

Residents review chief applications

A five-member committee of Hayden residents will decide which of the 11 applicants for police chief will be granted interviews.

Earth moves in Tree Haus

Construction resumes after repeat of soil slumping

Foundation construction has resumed on a single-family building site in the Tree Haus subdivision where the soil has slumped more than once this year.

The Record for Nov. 2

2:14 a.m. A 38-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was arrested near Pine Grove Road and Ore House Plaza on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, weaving and driving with expired license plates.

Briefs for Nov. 4

Special Event Funding applications available

President Pelosi? Think about it before voting

Consider this possibility before voting. If the Democrats win the House and Senate, Nancy Pelosi will become Speaker of the House of Representatives. There is much talk of impeaching President Bush, and if they do, Dick Cheney will probably be impeached also, because they hate him just as much. In that event according to the law, Nancy Pelosi becomes President of the United States.

Epilogue Book Company deserves applause for Halloween gifts

Epilogue Book Company should be applauded for the wonderful books they gave to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. How refreshing and educational.

Steve Lewis: Payments in lieu editorial misses mark

I read the Base Area Reinvestment Coalition letter referenced in your Nov. 1 editorial. Their letter states they are putting their projects on hold until the city becomes a partner. My personal opinion, as a City Planning Commissioner, is that BARC had the city's partnership.

Students learning leadership

Appropriately, the green T-shirt Soroco High School senior Chelsea Bonfiglio wore Friday said, "I was born ready."

Tom Ross: Guitars and Volkswagens

Purchase a new electric guitar and Volkswagen will throw a car in with the deal. Even better, you can plug your customized First Act guitar into the car's sound system, a feature that suggests your new VW Jetta is actually a guitar amplifier on steel belted radials.

Voting 'yes' on 3C and 3D will address several education issues

It is the job of the District Accountability Committee to oversee the goal writing process in each of our district's schools, make sure the schools have the resources to reach those goals and then hold the schools accountable to those goals. We are a committee comprised of community members, parents, teachers and administrators.

Improvements on schedule

With just 18 days until the 2006-07 ski season officially begins, Steamboat Ski Area representatives say capital improvements that began this summer are on schedule.