News in Brief for Nov. 18, 2003 |

News in Brief for Nov. 18, 2003

Thousands stolen

from Go-Fer Foods

Between $7,000 and $10,000 was stolen from Go-Fer Foods on Sunday.

Steamboat Springs Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing said a suspect has been identified in the theft and investigators were looking for the suspect Monday.

The money was reported stolen at 11:06 a.m. Sunday at the gas station and convenience store in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

An employee, who was not a juvenile, was believed to have taken the money, Fiebing said. The suspect has not been seen since the money was stolen.

‘Tamarisk in the West’ program is Thursday

The Nature Conservancy will host “Tamarisk in the West” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Olympian Hall.

There will be four speakers for the program:

Dave Merritt, a riparian ecologist with the Stream Systems Technology Center, U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, will discuss “patterns and consequences of the invasion of western North American rivers by the Eurasian shrub Tamarix.”

Tim Carlson, a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, will discuss “Tamarisk, water and politics, do they mix?”

Tamara Naumann, a Colorado native and botanist with the National Park Service will discuss “Tamarisk: Ecology, threats, and management options.”

Matt Custer, Routt County Weed Control Supervisor, will discuss “Sendin’ Out the Posse: Progress and Updates.”

Call Betsy Blakeslee, the Northwest Colorado outreach coordinator for the Nature Conservancy, at 276-4626.

Holiday Tree Festival

is Dec. 7 at fairgrounds

The annual Holiday Tree Festival is Dec. 7 at the Routt County Fairgrounds exhibition hall. The events includes an auction from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. The festival is sponsored by the Hayden Heritage Center. Lydia Vaitkus at 276-7274.

Airport terminal

expansion nearly finished

The terminal expansion at Yampa Valley Regional Airport is going along at a good rate and should be ready for the arrival of winter jet flights next month, Routt County Commissioner Dan Ellison said.

The work will provide an improvement from last winter when plastic tents were used for baggage screening and passenger lines.

“It should be a better experience getting through that check in and through that security system,” Ellison said.

This first phase of a $17.8 million improvement plan for the airport will include a 4,300-square-foot expansion of the northeast side of the terminal for queuing, ticketing and baggage checking and screening.

Members sought for

museum fund board

Representatives are needed to serve on the Museum and Heritage Fund Board, an advisory committee formed with the passage of a countywide mill levy for historic preservation in this year’s election.

The advisory committee will develop standards for prioritizing and providing for grant requests from a special fund. The fund will award up to 10 percent of the mill levy’s total receipts to historical groups each year for projects, or about $21,000 of the $210,000 the tax provides.

The board will consist of one representative from each county commissioner district, one from each of the West Routt, Oak Creek/Phippsburg, Yampa and North Routt fund districts, and two from the Steamboat Springs fund district.

People who are interested in being on the board should send a letter of interest to the county commissioners before the end of November, so the board can be chosen by the end of the year, Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger said.

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