Reporter Alexis DeLaCruz provides the video news update for Wednesday, November 1.
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Topping the news this morning, American Skiing Company has filed its annual year-end report with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That report shows the company had a net loss of $65.7 million in the 2006 fiscal year, but the company also reported that its debt has declined and that performance at its Western resorts is strong. The Steamboat Ski Area accounted for more than a fourth of ASC's $274.4 million in resort revenues. Resort revenues were up by $7 million, the company reported. For more see steamboatpilot.com
Century-old editions of a historic Routt County newspaper will soon be available on the Web. Routt County commissioners have pledged $10,575 to digitize editions of the Routt County Sentinel newspaper, which published weekly in the early 1900s. Funding for the projects came from the Routt County Museum and Heritage Fund Advisory Board. The funding represents a significant step forward for the Routt County Historic Newspaper project, which began in May and is spearheaded by staff at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The project has an estimated total cost of about $47,000, which in addition to digitizing the Sentinel would place decades-old editions of the Routt County Republican, Oak Creek Times, Yampa Leader and Steamboat Pilot on the Web, to be accessed free of charge. Those interested in helping with the project should contact the library.
The State Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that 14th District Chief Judge Michael O'Hara and Routt County Judge James Garrecht be retained for their positions. Both are up for retention on the Nov. 7 ballot. Commissions on Judicial Performance were created in 1988 by the Colorado General Assembly to provide voters with fair, responsible and constructive evaluations of judges and justices seeking retention.
Remember there are three more days to vote early in the election. Ballots may be cast from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Friday at the Routt County Courthouse Annex at 136 6th Street. For all your election information, visit steamboatpilot.com/election2006
In Sports, the Hayden Tigers will host a first-round playoff game Saturday. Hayden was seeded eighth in the 16-team Class 1A tournament. Hayden will face ninth-seeded Sargent at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hayden.
The 8-1 Steamboat Springs Sailors also are playoff bound, but the Sailors have one more regular season game. Steamboat can wrap up the Western Slope League championship with a win Friday over Battle Mountain. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Gardner Field.
Here is your first look at weather. The temperature at 8 a.m. was 17 degrees under mostly sunny skies. The high today should be around 39 degrees with lows tonight in the 20s. Expect highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s through the rest of the week.