EXCLUSIVE: Hayden school board hires new superintendent

GE DIGITAL CAMERAThe Hayden School District has a new superintendent, beginning work July 1. The board offered the position to Trudy Vader, principal of the Cripple Creek-Victor Junior-Senior High School in Teller County.

Vader has been principal there since 2009. [Read more...]

Two superintendent candidates interviewed

April 5, 2014

HAYDEN — Hayden school board members and volunteers from the district faculty and parents of students, interviewed two candidates this morning. [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: High school theft suspects arrested

Hayden police have arrested two male suspects, for the March 31st break-in and theft of items from the Hayden High School.  [Read more...]

Cranes are back!

Sandhill cranes are back in the Yampa River Valley, per these photos and sightings.

Recognize these two?

The Hayden Police Department has released two video images of young men who broke into Hayden High School at approximately 4 a.m., Monday, March 31.

Suspect No. 1 has a mask, but Suspect No. 2 does not. Efforts to identify the pair have not been fruitful. According to Police Chief Greg Tuliszewski, the masked suspect may be a local, while the unmasked suspect is likely from out of town.

The pair broke a window and entered the building, taking items from unlocked lockers and classrooms. Leads or suspicions should be communicated to the police department at 970-276-2535.Suspect 1b Suspect 2b

Officers face blizzard of variables in active-shooter exercise


It was an interesting half hour I spent Friday afternoon at Hayden High School, watching four teams of officers go through active-shooter training. [Read more...]

April 2014 edition of Hayden Surveyor/Valley Voice appearing on newstands NOW!

The April edition is here!

(What are YOU doing for April Fool’s Day?)

April Cover

Brewery to set up shop in Hayden

By Brodie Farquhar

beerGearBy early- to mid-summer, the Yampa Valley Brewing Company should be up and running at the Hayden Granary, turning the day’s Wild Goose coffee shop into an evening tasting room for half a dozen beers.

Neil Siggson will be the brew master, while Jared Aylor will be the business manager. [Read more...]

Police profile

GE DIGITAL CAMERARuss Davis is a patient and focused man.

The owner of Davis Auto Parts started volunteering as a reserve police officer in Hayden in 1992. A few years later, he was police academy certified – again as a volunteer. In 2000, Davis became a part-time officer with part-time pay, and became a full-time officer in 2011. [Read more...]

Cog Road features two special events: Run & Ride

By Brodie Farquhar

HAYDEN – The Cog Road, just north of Hayden, will be the site of two special events this spring and summer – the 35th annual Cog Run on May 10 and the first annual Cog Ride on June 7. The steep hill is a challenge for runners and bikers alike, headed up- or down-hill.

The Cog Run is an early season tune-up race for anyone interested in the Steamboat Running Series or any other upcoming race. The Cog Run is a challenging 8.4 mile out and back course on Routt County Road #76, starting and finishing at the Hayden Town Park on South 3rd Street. This race has approximately three miles of steep uphill and downhill slope with the turn around point at the top of the Hayden Cog.

Begun in 1979,the Cog Run predates the famed Bolder Boulder 10-k run by a couple of weeks. The Cog Run also features a 5-k run over rolling hills along Routt County Road #53. The top three male and female runners in each race will receive medals, created by students of the Babson/Carpenter Vo-tech program in Hayden. There is a $25 entry fee for each race and all registration will be online at https://runningseries.signup365.com/register?id=108 until the race day at the park. The races begin at 10 a.m.

Racers are eligible for a drawing for merchandise and gift certificates.

Cog Ride

Wes Dearborn and Diane Heavey are the organizers behind the first Cog Ride, June 7, starting at noon from top of the Cog. The route comes down to Hayden, then runs on Lincoln and out Poplar past the old racetrack and out Routt County Road #53, past the coal mine and back.

The Cog Ride is a fundraiser for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Heavey’s father, Lenny, died nine years ago of ALS. She called it a cruel disease that leaves the mind intact while the rest of the body is progressively paralyzed. She’s lived in Routt County for seven years, traveling back to Boston each year for the Tri-State ALS Therapy Development Institute Bike Ride – 270 miles long. Money raised there goes to the Institute, working to find a cure to ALS

“I wanted to create an ALS fundraising ride out here,” said Diane Heavey, a CNA who cares for two ALS patients in Routt County. She and Dearborn hope to attract 100 riders to the ride.

After the 30-mile Cog Ride, riders are invited to an afternoon/evening of music and a barbecue at Dearborn’s property on Lookout Lane, just off Scenic Drive atop the Cog.

Dearborn told the town council that he’d have a pickup or two that could help riders on that last push up the Cog. “We don’t want to kill anyone,” he said.