Editor Scott Stanford provides the video news update for Monday, November 13.
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Topping the news this morning, an analysis of the 2006 election returns shows a decided shift to the left for Routt County. Democratic candidates and liberal issues fared 7 to 15 percentage points better in Routt County than they did statewide. Routt County even supported the legalization of one ounce of marijuana, an issue that failed statewide. For more abut this political shift, read Mike Lawrence's story on steamboatpilot.com
Yampa Valley Recycles honored a group of five businesses and organizations during a presentation at Tuesday's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting. Waste Management was named Municipal Recycler of the Year; the Steamboat Springs Middle School was named School Recycler of the Year; ResortQuest was named Multi-family Recycler of the Year; Alpine Bank was named Business Recycler of the Year; and the post office was named Recycler of the Year.
The Routt County United Way and Wells Fargo Bank are sponsoring the Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Community Center. The dinner, which is open to the public, is more than a week away, but United Way needs volunteers and food donations. For more information and to volunteer for the event, contact Routt County United Way at 879-5605. To donate prepared food, please call Lynn Bear at Wells Fargo Bank at 879-0550.
Two county properties have received historic designation for their contribution to the architectural and historical character of Routt County. The Iacovetto House in Phippsburg and the Yeagher Ranch in the former town of Sidney were named to the Routt County Register of Historic Places by the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 31.
In Sports, The Steamboat Springs Sailors have advanced to the second round of the Class 3A football playoffs thanks to a 28-0 shutout of Fort Lupton on Saturday. Steamboat now must go on the road to Pueblo to face Pueblo County. An official game time has not been set, but Sailors Coach Aaron Finch said preliminary conversations indicate the game will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Hayden's season came to an end Saturday. The Tigers lost to the state top Class 1A team, the Limon Badgers, by a score of 21-0. Hayden finished the year 9-2 and has now made the playoffs in three consecutive seasons.
Here is your first look at weather. The temperature at 8 a.m. was a brisk 21 degrees under cloudy skies. We're expecting some snow showers today and tomorrow. The high today should be around 41 degrees. The lows tonight should be in the 20s.
That's your news for now. Check in with steamboatpilot.com throughout the day for more news updates.