Friday, November 10, 2006
Reporter Alexis DeLaCruz provides the video news update for Friday, November 10.
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Topping the news this morning, phase 2 construction at Yampa Valley Regional Airport is about six weeks behind schedule and will not be completed by the time winter air service begins Dec. 15.
Still, airport officials are optimistic key areas will be completed in time, including screening and passenger waiting areas. Construction costs are within budget.
The goal of the terminal expansion is to double the size of the existing terminal in time for the ski season jet flights. There is a 12 percent increase this year in the number of seats available on YVRA flights.
Former Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman told the Oak Creek Town Board and dozens of residents Thursday night that she wants her job back.
During the packed Town Board meeting, Rodeman read a letter expressing interest in returning as Oak Creek's mayor. Rodeman said she made the decision after listening to the tapes from a Sept. 25 secret session in which town employees complained about her to the Town Board. Rodeman will be our guest for an online chat today at 2 p.m. Visit www.steamboatpilot.com to participate.
Strong winds tore through the Yampa Valley on Thursday afternoon, uprooting trees and knocking out power.
Hayden Town Manager Russ Martin said two large trees fell in Hayden, including a 60-foot tree that fell onto Washington Street. Crews were able to break the trees up and move them from the roadway relatively quickly. No other damages were reported, he said.
Veterans Day is tomorrow, and events are schedules throughout the day. Check out steamboatpilot.com or pick up a copy of the Today to see how Routt County is honoring its veterans.
In Sports, don't forget about the high school football playoffs on Saturday. Steamboat gets Ft Lupton at Gardner Field while Hayden hosts Limon at 1 p.m. in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs. Hayden is hoping to deny Limon its 50th consecutive win. Pick up a copy of the Today or visit steamboatpilot.com to read about the teams Steamboat and Hayden are going up against and how they are preparing.
Here is your first look at weather. The temperature at 8 a.m. was 26 degrees under cloudy skies. We're expecting a high around 39 degrees. Lows tonight should be in the 20s. Powder hounds should look forward to today's snow to continue throughout the weekend.
That's your news for now. Check in with steamboatpilot.com throughout the day for more news updates.