News for Thursday, March 15, 2007



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Hayden-area fire burns 14,000 gallons of oil

A fire Thursday morning consumed more than 14,000 gallons of crude oil on the surface of a well site east of Hayden. West Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bryan Rickman said the fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. by Hayden resident Randy Booco, owner of Booco Contracting.

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Running deep

Sizable Steamboat track and field squad looks to regionals

Steamboat Springs track and field head coach Andy Reust has had it with the Chevy Suburbans. Based on the size of this year's team (pushing nearly 50 kids signed up on the roster), Reust expects nothing less than needing a bus to take a full load of qualified athletes to the Class 4A State Track and Field Championships in May.

Racers say 'oui, oui' to Coureur des Bois

3rd annual ski ultramarathon returns Saturday

Racers and organizers have one all-encompassing motto to describe the North Routt Coureur des Bois marathon and ultramarathon cross-country ski race - "it's out there."

Maniaci loved outdoors, teaching

Avalanche victim was 'eternal optimist' to his students, colleagues

Paul Maniaci was drawn to the outdoors.

The long road back from recovery

Steamboat grad Heckbert battles wrist injury to return to tennis action

Kim Heckbert can remember the night she thought her tennis career was over.

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Easy as 3.1415926...

Middle school students celebrate international 'Pi Day'

Pi is an infinite decimal whose numbers never repeat in a pattern, but that hasn't stopped the world from trying to memorize as many of pi's decimal places as possible. On Wednesday, seventh-graders at Steamboat Springs Middle School joined the international math community in celebrating "Pi Day." Because pi begins with 3.14, March 14 certainly is an appropriate day to celebrate it.

Wheels set in motion

Community center vote could get library plans rolling

When the Steamboat Springs City Council decided Tuesday night to pay $3.6 million for a new community center, plans for Bud Werner Memorial Library also became much clearer.

Owners after right mix

Businesses debate pros and cons of 'formula stores'

Steamboat Springs developer Jim Cook assured downtown business owners Wednesday that large national chains are not eyeing downtown.

Scott Stanford: Sticking with Ann Coulter

A week ago, I invited readers to provide feedback on whether the newspaper should keep or drop Ann Coulter.