Thursday, December 7, 2006
Editor Scott Stanford provides the video news update for Thursday, December 7.
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The El NiÃ±o weather phenomenon could mean Steamboat Springs won't come close to experiencing the abundance of snow that fell over the city and ski area in December 2005 and January 2006, a leading climate researcher said Wednesday.
However, Steamboat has a better chance than most places in Colorado Ski Country to snag a storm or two during the subtropical jet stream over the next two months, said Klaus Wolter, a scientist with the University of Colorado and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Routt County is bringing in outside expertise to help sort through Xcel Energy's proposal for a new rail line to haul coal.
Routt County commissioners interviewed three consulting firms on Tuesday and decided on the Denver-based Parsons Brinckerhoff firm.
For the next two summers, Steamboat Springs will play host to a national championship for the country's premier trail runners.
Paul Kirsch, championships chairperson for USA Track & Field's Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council, said that a council committee awarded Steamboat the 10K Trail Championships for 2007 and 2008 at a meeting Saturday in Indianapolis.